The Olympus Insight EI-10 is a highly customizable open source product that will cost $ 1,500.
Although smart glasses are not as fashionable as a couple of years ago, companies like Olympus are still betting on these devices. The Japanese company specializing in optics and image has launched an intelligent open source glasses aimed at professional use.
The Insight EI-10 , for which Olympus has recovered the EyeTrek brand, is an open source product that will be priced at $ 1,500 . It is designed to be mounted on all types of glasses, from normal to protective.
The new device has a small 640 x 400 pixel OLED screen that becomes semi-transparent in the angle of its vision when worn. A small forward-facing camera can capture photos and videos, or even transmit images to a supervisor in real time. It also has a headphone and microphone connector.
Insight EI-10 runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean as a basic operating system, since Olympus offers the ability to customize it based on the tastes and needs of the customer, according to The Verge . Other features are 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, all powered by the same Texas Instruments processor that used the 2012 Kindle Fire HD.
The battery life of 300 mAh is only 60 minutes maximum, according to Olympus, but it can be easily changed and the glasses do not turn off immediately while you change it. That is useful for any use in field work.
With the Insight EI-10, Olympus is trying to create a more open and customizable optionfor companies and industries that do not like closed systems such as Vuzix or Epson. Although they are aimed at companies, Olympus will also sell them to consumers on its website and in some general stores.