- Tram Ho
And this technology will probably be applied to create a type of front screen (HUD) for Apple Glass, with the ability to interact more with users during use.
Announced today, Apple’s new patent describes how the company turns information like temperature and brainwave into factors that serve to assess ” the physiological state of the user .”
That is, Apple wants its AR glasses (supposedly named Apple Glass) to be able to know the current feel of the wearer. From there, the device can change the content displayed on HUD accordingly. A paragraph in the patent says:
” One or more physiological sensors can be configured to sense physiological conditions in the interactive area of the face, including force, temperature, humidity, changes in expression, capacitance, brain activity (eg EEG), muscle activity (via force and electromechanical sensors (EMG)), and heart rate “.
The information collected may be used in a variety of ways. For example, predict user fitness and wellbeing. Apple Glass can guide the wearer to the hospital if their heart rate goes up. In addition, it can also determine stress levels and offer advice to calm you down. Apple’s patent also applies to tools like ResearchKit, which allows it to conduct ” multi-user medical studies ” by displaying different content to different users and then acknowledge their responses to such content. Apple also mentioned ” unspecified applications “. One of those things will obviously be gaming: game content may change based on the player’s physiological response.
When will Apple Glass be released?
Apple has been rumored to be developing an AR headset for years. In May, leaker Jon Prosser released a video with more information related to the Apple Glass project. Prosser confirmed that Apple’s AR glasses will not be equipped with front camera. However, he said it will have a lidar sensor for 3D scanning. In addition, the glasses will display information inside both lenses and operate via gesture control, and may appear by the end of 2020.
An Apple Glass concept
But veteran Apple-focused correspondent Mark Gurman denied the rumors. According to Gurman, Apple is currently developing two devices. One is a project, codenamed N301, which supposedly combines the essence of VR and AR into a headset capable of displaying AR images in an overlay format (overwriting the actual image). The second device, codenamed N421, is ” a pair of lightweight glasses, using only AR “. In a report published in Bloomberg in June, Gurman wrote that Apple could announce its first headset next year, and launch it in 2022. Meanwhile, its AR glasses will appear as soon as possible. in 2023.
Emotional technology is getting a lot of attention
This is the first time we’ve heard of an Apple Glass with a physiological sensor. Aside from Prosser’s comment on the lidar sensor, there hasn’t been much information on which sensors will appear on Apple Glass. Only when there is information about the sensors can we easily analyze the applications of this AR glass.
Apple is obviously not the only company exploring the field of emotional perception. A range of technology companies, both large and small, are showing interest in ” emotional sniffing ” technology. If done correctly, the idea of a device that can sense your mood and make appropriate recommendations will be like magic in real life.
Will Apple continue to research this technology and bring it to market? There is no guarantee – like many other patents. But it’s undeniable that this is really a good idea worth waiting for.
Source : Genk