droidsnipe.com, Jakarta – Meta Platform Inc. back to making new innovations. Meta CEO, Mark Zuckeberg, recently gave a ‘leak’ regarding his latest technology in collaboration with Italian eyewear company, EssilorLuxottica.
The glasses will later be connected to a bracelet that functions as a controller. Although still a prototype, later the two devices will allow users to interface.
“Here Leonardo (CEO of EssilorLuxottica) used our prototype EMG (electromyography) neural interface bracelet, which will eventually allow you to control glasses and other devices,” said Mark Zuckerberg.
The smart glasses with the latest sophistication were indeed introduced last year by Meta. Devices with electromyography (EMG) are able to translate finger and hand movements into the digital world.
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The technology will analyze the electrical signals that travel through the user’s arm muscles to understand the purpose of the movement, such as moving a finger or clenching a fist.
Meta said it would develop connected bracelets and glasses to control virtual reality. So that the user can interact with the virtual world using finger movements.
It was originally developed by detecting simple movements such as pinch, release or tapping of fingers together. But the bracelet will later develop more advanced. For example touching and moving virtual objects.
The Meta collaboration with EssilorLuxottica has been going on since 2020 with the concept of a multi-year collaboration. The technology is based on the CRTL-lab project, which Facebook acquired in 2019, by capturing signals.
The same wearable device also functions as a virtual keyboard, and over time can understand the user’s daily routine. Like playing music or the bracelet is likely to be used to control smart glasses like Ray-Ban Stories.
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They are also currently selling glasses with classic Ray-Ban Wayfarer models embedded with technology that allows the wearer to take photos and listen to music and calls, starting at $299 USD (Rp4.3 million).
Apart from Meta, other tech giants such as Amazon.com Inc, Apple Inc and Google Alphabet Inc have joined the wearable tech business, developing augmented reality (AR) glasses that are expected to replace mobile phones.
For Google, it even acquired the fitness tracking technology service Fitbit for $2.1 billion USD.