NTT DoCoMo Displays AR Walker Glasses
Japanese mobile phone operator NTT DoCoMo has displayed an attachable display for glasses that uses Augmented Reality technology to provide navigational services and other location-based information to the user.
The device has been developed jointly by DoCoMo and camera manufacturer Olympus.
The AR Walker was showcased at the CEATEC tech show in Japan. The event was held from Oct 5-9. The device would come with a gyro sensor capable of detecting the direction in which the user is standing. Then it can send GPS data via software installed in a smartphone.
A manager for NTT DoCoMo, said, “The AR Walker is based on augmented reality technology and you have a tiny display mounted on your glasses that shows the information regarding your location, and then it guides you.”
The company has already demoed the AR Walker demo in Kyoto, where a virtual character guides the users around landmarks, temples, shops and hotels. The device can also provide weather forecast when users tilt their heads towards the sky.