Sensics Smart Goggles Android 4.0 Virtual Reality Helmet

gogglesThe Sensics SmartGoggles have flown under the radar of all but the most diehard of technology fans, but they are changing the game of how reality is perceived and analyzed. Sensics and Google have paired Sensics' industry-leading augmented reality technology, already in wide use with militaries around the world, with version 4.0 of Google's Android operating system.

The SmartGoggles Platform

Sensics is pairing with Google to offer an exciting new product not quite like anything on the market. A Sensics-based augmented reality platform has already powered enhanced vision for the military for years, but until now has been unavailable to the consumer. Running Android 4.0 with all the mobile communication that comes along with it, the SmartGoggles run a custom interface that can operate in transparent or fully immersive modes.

Unlike competing products, the SmartGoggles do not need a smartphone, tablet or external computing device to operate; they have Android 4.0 built right in. Development is now underway for a growing legion of apps specifically targeted toward these and other coming "Google Goggles." Even from launch, the product will have the capability to serve as a complete mobile communication device with everything from calling to GPS mapping. Uses will include the ability to call up partially transparent Google Street View based on the user's exact location, adding content like business and street names projected directly in the user's field of vision.

When used in fully immersive virtually reality mode the SmartGoggles have serious potential as a gaming and high-definition entertainment platform. While sitting on the train, for example, the user can call up a film to display on the SmartGoggles with voice commands, enjoying a panoramic high-definition personal theater and surround sound system without disturbing the other riders. Other uses have not even been conceived of yet, and neither has the initial price.

Sensics: From Start-Up to Technology Leader

Sensics has only been in business since 2003 and is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland. They have now risen to become the leading name in head-mounted displays for defense and commercial uses. All companies now changing the face of technology and indeed how reality around us is perceived began life as humble start-ups with big ideas. Credit cards for small businesses are available to fill in the gaps when investor funding is unavailable. Finance tips for start-ups are readily available and a thorough business plan should be put into place from the very beginning.

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