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May 19, 2020 – ThirdEye, a provider of augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) enterprise solutions, has today announced a new partnership with NuEyes, a provider of technology solutions for people suffering vision impairment. Through the partnership, NuEyes is introducing its Pro 2 smart glasses, which uses ThirdEye’s lightweight X2 MR Glasses to assist people with vision loss.
By running NuEyes’ patented software on the X2 MR Glasses, people with visual impairments that cannot be cured by surgery or use conventional glasses, such as macular degeneration, glaucoma and retinitis pigmentosa, can now use the Pro 2 augmented reality smart glasses technology to improve their daily lives. The X2 MR Glasses combined with NuEyes’ software provides users with built-in voice controls, which form a central part of the interface. Wearers can use voice commands to magnify objects near and far, change contrast, and have optical character recognition.
“We’re excited to be partnering with NuEyes to help users read, watch television and movies, see faces, and, ultimately, improve their quality of life,” said Nick Cherukuri, Founder and CEO of ThirdEye. “By combining our product with NuEyes’ patented software, the Pro 2 will improve day-to-day functions for thousands and help many regain their independence.”
Mark Greget, Founder and CEO of NuEyes, also commented: “Augmented reality smart glass technology has come a long way in the past few years, and Nick and his team have done an outstanding job encompassing those innovations in the X2 MR Glasses”. He added, “With this partnership, we are excited to once again make a lasting and positive change in the world for those that suffer from vision loss.”
ThirdEye’s lightweight X2 MR Glasses are suited for extensive wear both indoors and outdoors, according to the company. ThirdEye adds that the glasses have a 42-degree field of view, run on Android 9.0, are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 processor chip, and have the equivalent of a 90” High Definition Screen at just 10 feet away. NuEyes’ software offers variable magnification, contrast overlays, optical character recognition/text-to-speech and brightness settings, which can be accessed via buttons or voice command for user flexibility and convenience.
The Pro 2 will be shipping later this year. Interested parties can find out more information here.
Image credit: ThirdEye
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