Facebook AR Glasses Patent Reveals a Transparent Display Design

Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg has stated time and again that AR will be the next big consumer tech platform after smartphones. The social media giant has been working with Oculus for a while. Now, a new patent has revealed that the design of company’s augmented reality (AR) glasses. Read more to find about Facebook AR Glasses Design, Features, and Price

Facebook AR Glasses

Price and Availability

Facebook is working on the new augmented reality technology with Oculus. It has already patented that augmented reality (AR) glasses design. However, the new wearable is not expected to hit the stores until 2022. The price is also unknown as of now.

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Features

The Facebook AR glasses will be able to blend digital objects with the physical world. A leaked patent application reveals that the augmented reality (AR) glasses will feature a transparent display design.

Facebook AR Glasses

The smart glasses will use a waveguide display to project light onto the wearer’s eyes instead of a more traditional display. The filing states that ‘the waveguide display may be included in an eye-wear comprising a frame and a display assembly that presents media to a user’s eyes. The display may augment views of a physical, real-world environment with computer-generated elements and may be included in an eye-wear comprising a frame and a display assembly that presents media to a user’s eyes.

The Facebook AR Glasses system is similar to the technology behind Microsoft’s AR headset (HoloLens), and Magic Leap’s mixed-reality device.

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Conclusion

Mark Zuckerberg had previously shared pictures of similar glasses, without revealing the AR part. The Facebook CEO foresees that the need of many physical objects will be replaced with help of augmented-reality (AR). For example, you won’t need a physical board game to play or actual paper to draw. Facebook plans to spend billions more on developing the technology. It purchased Oculus for $2 billion in 2014. We will have to wait and see how the new technology pans out.

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