Microsoft AR glasses patent exposure
HoloLens is Microsoft's current augmented reality (AR) headset, and it is reported that the second generation will also be unveiled. However, a recent exposure to Microsoft's new patent shows that Microsoft is likely to introduce a smaller form factor AR device.
The new patent was filed in September 2018 and released on January 24, 2019. The patent outlines a set of augmented reality glasses that Microsoft envisions for use in a variety of interesting scenarios. Patent description to:
The present patent is directed to an interactive head mounted eyepiece having an integrated processor for processing display content and an integrated image source for introducing content into the optical component through which the user views the surrounding environment and displayed content, The eyepiece displays the current event and user control of the external application.
In other words, the AR glasses can superimpose digital content in real-world environments, and can operate on digital content, just like HoloLens, but with a smaller form factor and reduced to the size of a normal eyeglass.
In this patent, Microsoft outlines a number of different uses of the AR glasses, such as helping to travel by displaying sightseeing information on real-world buildings and points of interest, as well as displaying real-time translations in the user's field of view. Other applications include shopping. , advertising, military and identification applications.