It takes different That kind of chutzpah clashes with behemoths, especially when it comes to AR glasses. We already have Microsoft’s HoloLens and Google Glass is being marketed as an enterprise device. But ThirdEye thinks it’s up to the challenge.
ThirdEye is a project turnaround for the Department of Defense. Secretly, it’s making steady inroads into the AR smart glasses and accompanying AI software space.
Third eye goggles may look like safety glasses – and they are to some extent – but they do a lot more. The company’s second-gen X2 MR allows people to access documents or sketches hands-free while working on a project. Live digital data can be projected onto the user’s field of view; It can also transmit live images to a tablet or phone, allowing colleagues to give instructions or monitor activity. There is also a low resolution temperature sensor built into the glasses. And they are light in weight.
The company quickly found a customer in the military, which was using the technique for distributed objects. But Third Eye CEO Nick Cherukuri told TechCrunch that the glasses are intended for more formal applications, such as helping technicians perform repairs in remote settings.
And that’s just the beginning. Third eye technology became especially important during the pandemic; The glasses allowed clear treatment options and many people to examine each other. ThirdEye saw the opportunity and developed HIPAA-compliant telehealth AR software to go along with it.
In August 2022, the UK’s National Health Service will begin a trial of community nurses wearing glasses during home visits. By transcribing a patient’s visit record directly into their notes (with their consent), the company says the glasses reduce the amount of time nurses spend on paperwork instead of focusing on their patients.
The glasses help reduce the need for doctor appointments or hospital admissions by allowing health professionals to share live footage with colleagues, giving patients the opportunity to get a second opinion or more detailed tests. A thermal imaging sensor can also be used to assess wound healing.