The selection of electronic devices that you can wear is rapidly growing. It all started with a mobile phone, then moved on to a portable computer and went even further. More and more appliances are also becoming smart, so besides smartphones we also have smartwatches, smartpens, etc. You can even have smartglasses. The first one to take up the subject seriously was Google with its Glass. However, it as just a matter of time until other companies got interested in smartglasses too.
Lumus DK-40 Smartglasses
Sure enough, Lumus, the company that develops wearable tech for the military, is wrapping up its work on the Lumus DK-40, an Android-powered headset. The purpose of he device is similar to the Google Glass, however, there are a few interesting differences.
If you are familiar with the Google Glass, you know that the device has a small display-block suspended in the corner. The Lumus DK-40, however, uses the whole right lens as a transparent display with a 640 x 480 resolution and a 25-degree field of view.
The Lumus DK-40 will be powered by an OMAP processor of unknown type and will feature a 5-megapixel camera as well as a whole assortment of sensors. At the moment, the battery is said to provide between one and two hours of usage time, but the final product may offer more.
There are some concerns as to the design of the glasses, but since the device is still in the phase of testing, let’s wait until it is finished before we pass judgment about how (un)comfortable it may be. The device will be officially announced at CES 2014 and will be available to OEMs and select developers by the end of Q1 2014.