Viewpointsystem is showcasing the VPS 19 smart glasses, which combine eye tracking with a display element for a Mixed Reality experience. VPS 19 is a CES 2019 Innovation Award Honoree in the Wearable Technologies category.
The inclusion of "digital iris" technology is what sets the VPS 19 apart from other wearable technologies. The digital iris is capable of interpreting a person's eye behavior to enable interaction by eye gesture, both consciously and subconsciously. The user can interact with the elements displayed simply using his eyes instead of hands or voice. On the other hand, the system can detect whether an object is unconsciously receiving our attention or whether we are not perceiving something and reacting accordingly. For example, the VPS 19 provides information about these objects by highlighting them on the display, forcing the user to pay attention to these objects. The content on the display is kept to a minimum in order not to distract the user and to ensure full attention in the respective situation.
The VPS 19 glasses are lightweight and comfortable to wear for long periods of time (less than 95g including display unit), just like an ordinary pair of glasses, but are highly durable to provide reliable service in real-life environments and changing light conditions. The system is modular: A robust state-of-the-art eye tracking system can be extended with the additional display unit which is placed in front of the glasses. They can be fully customized with corrective lenses for the wearer. The VPS 19 system features three high-resolution and high-frame-rate HDR micro cameras and an image processing CPU, all integrated discreetly into the glasses. Other features include a wide field of view and hot-swappable, exchangeable batteries which guarantee an unlimited long runtime.
The new VPS 19 with digital iris can provide limitless opportunities for various manufacturing, security, mobility, transportation, retailing and logistics sectors.
The Viewpointsystem VPS 19 will be available in early 2019. Pricing will be announced at the show.