Facebook’s Oculus may launch a pair of Augmented reality glasses

Facebook’s Oculus is working on a pair of Augmented reality smart glasses, that could superimpose virtual objects onto the real world, in real-time. Just like what project Google’s Project Tango and Microsoft’s Holo-lens does but on a smaller scale; within a small pair of glasses. The Snapchat’s app is an example of AR, using filters called Lenses that can add masks, drawings, and other accessories to user’s images.

In a current patent documenting, the American Social organization sketched out plans for a couple of glasses. Which suggests that it’s utilizing an enhanced two-dimensional scanner. Facebook says its smart glasses would project light beams into the user’s eyes using a “waveguide display” technique that could add graphics in the form of images and videos to the user’s’ vision.

Facebook patents the design for their upcoming VR glass
Image Courtesy: USPTO.gov

Moreover, they could run alongside users headphones while playing games on consoles for a more immersive experience. This rather seems quite a challenge as we have previously seen Microsoft’s huge Holo-lens; trying to achieve the same, but the results still lefts us to desire more.

Lenovo at it’s Techworld event also showcased a similar concept, for e-commerce applications. While it already has a phone, that’s based on Augmented reality in collaboration with Google, called Project Tango phone.

Facebooks with Oculus in its arsenal is looking forward to being a dominant player in the VR and AR industry. Facebook’s Oculus is also working on a $200 full fledge budget VR headset; that we earlier reported, and wants the AR and VR to reach the masses.

However, the company recently also launched a new virtual reality social network called Spaces. Which it describes as  “a new VR app where you hang out with friends in a fun, interactive virtual environment as if you were in the same room.”

With the increasing popularity of the AR and VR, Facebook has a massive opportunity to grab the market; with its Oculus team.

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