COLUMBIA, MD (12/22/11) – Maryland-based Sensics plans to unveil SmartGoggles™, a new 3D, 360-degree gaming and entertainment platform at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show.
Sensics’ SmartGoggles™ technology powers new types of gaming and entertainment goggles that are mobile and feature real-time, 360-degree tracking of the hands from the user’s perspective, adding intelligence, natural interaction, and true portability to goggle designs.
SmartGoggles™ run a wide range of powerful Android™ applications in a standalone mode. They can also be paired with game consoles, phones, tablets, or PCs to provide 3D display and sensing services to these host applications.
“SmartGoggles™ revolutionize 3D goggles in the same way that Smart Phones revolutionized mobile phones,” says Sensics Chief Executive Officer Yuval Boger.
Boger describes an interactive environment in which immersive or see-through goggles include an on-board processor with 3D graphics accelerators that are as powerful as the latest tablets or cell phones. SmartGoggles™ can run practically any Android™ application, connect to the cloud, and communicate with a wide range of surrounding devices.
Unlike traditional goggles that, at best, provide head motion tracking and rely on external devices for user input, SmartGoggles™ provide real-time, first-person tracking of the user’s hands. This offers a natural way to interact with content, games, and applications. First-person hand tracking can go anywhere with the SmartGoggles™, providing limitless tracking area.
SmartGoggles™ represent a dramatic departure from existing goggles, which are essentially a monitor on your head. “Imagine being able to use hand movements and gestures to wield a light saber in a game, to select a movie from a media library, or to interact with augmented reality content,” explains Boger. “Just like the iPhone allowed us to take our applications and media library anywhere and interact with it in a useful way, we are excited by the opportunities that the SmartGoggles™ offer for portable, natural, and immersive 3D interaction.”
Sensics will unveil the “SmartGoggles™ technology at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show, being held in Las Vegas January 10-13. For additional information about Sensics and SmartGoggles™ or to schedule a meeting at CES, please visit www.smart-goggles.com and www.sensics.com