Potential Applications of Lucyd’s Blockchain-Fueled Smartglasses

Augmented reality has the ability to power a handsfree computing revolution, enhancing the visual experience with seamless virtual interfaces. What that amounts to in practical terms is that smartglasses can eventually replace many hand-held computing platforms, by converging their essential functions into a single wearable display device. In the future, smartglasses can potentially perform all functions currently done by smartphones, PCs, tablets, and stand-alone consumer electronics like televisions and radios. Therefore, it seems not only logical but likely that AR displays will become the standard for many tasks in the future.

Lucyd has exclusively licensed 13 AR patents, and assembled a team of thought leaders in optics and AR to help realize their mission to build Lucyd Lens, the first blockchain-fueled smartglasses. Lucyd is developing a next-gen pair of smartglasses that can become truly mainstream, since they will address many issues in currently available AR products, like prescription lens incompatibility and narrow EFV (enhanced field of view). Lucyd will seek to bolster their smartglasses with a blockchain app store and LCD utility token to unify AR content and its users on a single, peer-to-peer financial network. Lucyd believes the Lucyd Lab blockchain will enable rapid in-AR transactions, and organically reward app developers based on community feedback. This brief article is going to explore some potential applications of Lucyd Lens hardware, and how blockchain has the potential to greatly enhance and accelerate the development of an AR content ecosystem.

Lens Applications

Truly user-friendly smartglasses will have an unlimited number of useful applications, from work to home, around town and on the road. Essentially, the purpose of AR is to port everything we currently need computing devices for into a comfortable, wearable, handsfree device. That’s what Lucyd Lens is trying to do, to free users from the constraint of having to look away from the world for information, with an adaptive interface that spans a spectrum of immersion from none to complete. Our goal is when you don’t need the Lens, it will revert to ordinary glasses. When you do, it will provide an interface with a wide range of AR applications to assist you in almost any task. Lucyd believes this dynamic nature is necessary for ergonomic all-day wear of smartglasses.

A simulation of a Lucyd Lens interface. ©2017 Lucyd PTE Ltd

Perhaps one of the most important application of smartglasses is to help prevent distracted driving. By having a customizable, heads-up AR display, Lucyd Lens could help keep your eyes on the road. Need directions, but don’t want to look at a phone or GPS? No problem, the Lens will be able to show you or read out your next turn to you. Want to see your gauges in a bright digital display, so you don’t have to look down at your dashboard? Lens could connect to your car via Bluetooth to relay information from the onboard computer. Want to control your music faster and with a more natural interface? Certainly possible with AR. Lucyd believes all of these features, if executed properly, will add up to a safer driving experience. Similar interfaces can assist with use of other vehicles, and while walking around town, running or cycling. In fact, many air force pilots are already using monocular AR displays for real time guidance and vital information. The Elbit Systems Targo II helmet-mounted system relays real-time avionics to a pilot’s helmet, displaying them in an AR lens. If AR can assist military pilots in navigation, then it follows that it can do the same for the average driver.

A simulation of a Lucyd Lens interface. ©2017 Lucyd PTE

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