Vuzix debuts augmented reality eyewear

Posted by Aharon Etengoff

Vuzix has debuted an $800 pair of video eyewear that offers users access to 67-inch displays of mixed and augmented reality.

The Wrap 920AR features a stereo camera pair that captures 752 x 480 images at 60 fps and delivers a single 1504 x 480 side-by-side image which is viewed in 3D stereoscopic video.

The device also includes a 6 Degree-of-Freedom Tracker, allowing for absolute accuracy of roll pitch and yaw, as well as X, Y and Z positioning in 3D space.

Vuzix Wrap 920AR

“With the new Wrap 920AR, users can view the real-world environment and computer-generated imagery seamlessly mixed together; allowing video game characters to jump out of the TV and come to life in your living room, or magazines and books with animated links back to the web in real time,” explained Vuzix CEO Paul Travers.

“This state-of-the-art video eyewear merges the real world with the digital in a pair of glasses makes for world changing experiences from industry to gaming.”

Additional Wrap 920AR specs include:

  • 1/3-inch wide VGA digital image sensor.
  • Resolution: 752H x 480W.
  • Includes 6 Degree-of-Freedom Tracker.
  • Frame rate: 60 fps.
  • Dynamic range: >55dB linear; >80-100dB in HiDy mode.
  • Shutter efficiency: >99%.
  • ADC Resolution: 10-bit column parallel.
  • High-speed USB 2.0.
  • PC and Mac compatible.
  • System requirements: Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, Windows7, Mac OS X 10.4.9 or higher.