Optivent ORA

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Optivent ORA-1
Optiventora 1.jpg
Category smartglasses
Developer Optinvent S.A. [1]
Announced October 2013 [2]
Released Developers: March 2015 [3]
Consumers:
Price 800 USD [4]
Operating system Android 4.4.2 [5]
Display projector [5]
Resolution 640×480 pixels [6]
Field of view
Weight 80 g [5]
Controls

touchpad, voice, inertial [5]

Data available limited
Risk factor low
Standalone
http://optinvent.com/

Optivent ORA are upcoming smartglasses developed by a French eyewear company Optivent S.A. The device uses Optivent's patented Clear-Vu reflective waveguide technology to deliver the visual information. The developer version of the device is available to purchase on the official website and comes with a tailored version of Android SKD. Optivent's goal wit the device is to offer an alternative to smatphones that has better visual quality and is hands-free.[7] The official website also lists available apps that the user can install on their Optivent ORA device.[8]

Main Characteristics

Purpose

Optivent ORA are smartglasses equipped with one adjustable see-through display that displays and overlays virtual elements onto the user's visual field, thus creating augmented reality. Optivent markets the device for industrial, military, and leisure use.[5] The official website states that the device, and other smartglasses, "will gradually replace the conventional hand held smart-phone touchscreen interface".[7]

Company & People

Optivent S.A. is a French company based in Rennes, France. It was founded in 2007 and focuses on eyewear hardware.[1]

  • Kayvan Mirza - Chief Executive Officer, Co-founder
  • Khaled Sarayeddine - Chief Technical Officer, Co-founder

Important Dates

  • September 2013 - Optivent opens pre-orders for the Optivent ORA-S, an earlier model of ORA-1.
  • 29 August 2014 - Optivent launches a Kickstarter campaign for ORA-1

Enhancement/Therapy/Treatment

Enhancement. - The device is marketed as a form of enhancement. It's purpose is to help users to view and manipulate context-sensitive data in enterprise, industrial, medical, military and other fields. The device may offer some form of treatment or therapy thanks to the possibility to install app, however it is not marketed as therapeutic or medical device by it's manufacturer.

Ethical & Health Issues

There are no ethical nor health issues relevant to this specific device.

For more general issues connected with smartglasses, please see the Smartglasses synopsis.

Public & Media Impact and Presentation

http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/v3-co-uk-labs-blog/2335144/optinvent-ora-android-smartglasses-eyes-on-review

http://www.engadget.com/2009/09/02/optinvent-promises-to-offer-clear-vu-hmd-for-less-than-200/

http://augmentedpixels.com/ar-weekly-digest-51/ (set already as name="augmentedpixels")

Best wearable tech of CES 2014 http://www.tomsguide.com/us/pictures-story/625-best-wearables-ces-2014.html

Public Policy

There is no public policy that considers this device specifically.

For more information about policies related to smartglasses, please see the Smartglasses synopsis.

Related Technologies, Projects, or Scientific Research

http://optinvent.com/optinvent-research-papers

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=111615924
  2. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2426122,00.asp
  3. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/optinvent-ora1/ora-1-smart-glasses-developer-version/posts/1167672
  4. http://optinvent.com/buy-ORA-AR-glasses-SDK
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 http://optinvent.com/see-through-glasses-ORA
  6. http://augmentedpixels.com/ar-weekly-digest-51/
  7. 7.0 7.1 http://optinvent.com/Imagine-Augmented-Reality
  8. http://optinvent.com/appstORA