ThirdEye announces mass shipping of its X2 Mixed Reality Glasses, as well as hand tracking and gesture recognition update

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January 7, 2019 – ThirdEye, a provider of augmented and mixed reality (AR/MR) enterprise solutions, has announced that its X2 Mixed Reality Glasses are now mass shipping worldwide. The company’s all-in-one hardware and software solution, which weighs just 300 grams, and now includes new key gesture capabilities, is aimed at improving the quality of work and performance for companies across industries including field services, healthcare, manufacturing, aerospace, architecture, education,and insurance.

Features of the Android-based X2 MR Glasses include:

  • 42-degree field of view;
  • Thermal and ambient light sensors;
  • Built-in proprietary simultaneous localization and mapping system, called VisionEye SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping), that allows for advanced MR features not available on a monocular device, according to the company;
  • Long battery life due to a 1750mAH single battery;
  • Noise cancelling microphones;
  • Two grey-scale cameras, as well as a high resolution RGB camera (13-megapixel HD);
  • 3-axis gyroscope, 3-axis accelerometer, and 3-axis magnometer are also included.

Furthermore, the ThirdEye Workspace, an enterprise software platform built into the X2 MR Glasses, allows users to benefit from advanced AR/MR capabilities, such as live AR remote help and 3D SLAM based CAD modeling and overlay.

“ThirdEye’s X2 MR Glasses are completely unique. The X2 MR Glasses are affordable, contain powerful technology and have a lightweight design,” said Nick Cherukuri, Founder of ThirdEye. “Mixed reality is changing the way employees work in the enterprise, allowing them to have the information they need right in front of their eyes. With our X2 MR Glasses, companies are saving nearly 40 percent in productivity improvements, and with our software partnerships, we believe the savings will only increase.”

On the heels of mass shipping, ThirdEye has also formed strategic partnerships with software companies to expand applications across the enterprise industry, including most recently with Atheer, which offers its own Augmented Reality Management Platform (ARMP). The partnership with Atheer will help to transform how car repairs at dealerships are handled in the US, according to ThirdEye.

In addition, ThirdEye is partnering with ManoMotion, a computer vision-based software company that provides a gesture recognition framework for applications in augmented and mixed reality, to bring a new product feature update to the X2 MR Glasses that will allow users to control their glasses through hand gestures. Now, users can pinch to click, pinch and move to drag, and open and close their hand to go back to control and navigate the information that’s placed in front of them. The glasses also include hand-tracking for cursor motion and an integration with the ThirdEye UI controls menu bar.

ThirdEye’s X2 MR Glasses are available for purchase for USD $1,950, and the company will be demonstrating its product at CES 2020 in Las Vegas this week.

Image credit: ThirdEye

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Sam is the Founder and Managing Editor of Auganix. With a background in research and report writing, he covers news articles on both the AR and VR industries. He also has an interest in human augmentation technology as a whole, and does not just limit his learning specifically to the visual experience side of things.