SiME Smart Glasses

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SiME Smart Glasses
Simesmart 1.jpg
Category smartglasses
Developer ChipSiP Technology Co., Ltd [1]
Announced June 2014 [2][3]
Released Developers: May 2015 [4]
Consumers:
Price 550 USD [5]
Operating system Android 4.4.2 [6]
Display prism projector
Resolution 800x480 pixels
Field of view full (transparent display)
Weight g unknown
Controls

inertial, voice [7]

Data available good
Risk factor low
Standalone
http://www.chipsip.com/computing/index.php?mode=data&id=126

SiME smart glasses are wearable augmented reality glasses from a Taiwanese company ChipSiP. The glasses use prism projector display that sits in front of the right eye. The device was first introduced as Oculon smart glasses at Computex Taipei in 2013. Since then, the company expanded on the idea and developed the current version. The device is currently being sold for interested developers for 500 US dollars.

Main Characteristics

The device are an Android 4.4.2-based wearable smart glasses equipped with a transparent projector and prism display with 800x480 pixels resolution. The display is positioned over the right eye of the glasses. It uses the Newton32 SiP, Dual cortex-A9 1.2GHz CPU and 1 GB DDR3 RAM. It can utilize Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz, GPS, and Bluetooth 4.0 connections. It can record full HD video and has a microphone and a detachable speaker. It runs on a Li-Ion 610mAh battery.

The company also offers a custom SDK for potential developers.

Purpose

SiME smart glasses are augmented reality glasses for enterprise application. Their developing company specifies that the device is best suited for applications in education, sales, and security. They have image recognition capabilities and wireless connectivity, and do not need to be connected to a smartphone to fully function.[6]

Company & People

ChipSiP Technology Co., Ltd is a technology company based in Taiwan. It was founded in 2002 and focuses on portable technology and chip miniaturization.[8]

The company does not share information about it's staff.

Important Dates

  • June 2013 - ChipSipP shows the prototype, then called Oculon smart glasses, of the device at Computex Taipei.[9]
  • June 2014 - The company shows a refined prototype at Computex.[3]
  • March 2015 - SiME development version is made available for purchase.[5]

Enhancement/Therapy/Treatment

Enhancement - The device allows it's user hands-free access to digital information. This data are usually context-based and can therefore enhance the user's ability to perform their job, navigate the environment better, or simply be a form of advanced entertainment.

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.tomsguide.com/us/sime-smart-glasses,review-2830.html

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/sime-smart-glass-hands-on,news-18889.html

http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/oculon-smart-glasses

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

The developer mentions no related projects or scientific research.

References

  1. http://www.chipsip.com/contact_us/
  2. http://news.yahoo.com/sime-smart-glass-runs-full-122048074.html
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://www.tomsguide.com/us/sime-smart-glass-hands-on,news-18889.html
  4. http://www.tomsguide.com/us/sime-smart-glasses,review-2830.html
  5. 5.0 5.1 http://www.chipsip.com/news/index.php?mode=data&id=127
  6. 6.0 6.1 http://www.chipsip.com/computing/index.php?mode=data&id=126
  7. https://www.hwtrek.com/solution/SiME-Smart.222
  8. http://www.chipsip.com/about_us/?id=50
  9. http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/oculon-smart-glasses