Facebook is working diligently to ship advanced and futuristic smart glasses that can give you a chance to see virtual objects in the real world.
A patent application for a “waveguide display with two-dimensional scanner” was distributed on Thursday by three individuals from the advanced research division of Facebook’s virtual-reality auxiliary, Oculus.
The display “may enlarge perspectives of a physical, real-world environment with computer-generated elements” and “might be incorporated into an eye-wear involving a frame and a display assembly that presents media to a client’s eyes,” as indicated by the recording.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has called virtual and augmented reality the following significant computing platform equipped for supplanting smartphones and conventional PCs. Facebook acquired Oculus for $2 billion in 2014 and plans to burn through billions more on building up the innovation.
The brilliant glasses being created by Oculus will utilize a waveguide display to project light onto the wearer’s eyes rather than a more conventional display, as indicated by Thursday’s patent. The smart-glasses would have the capacity to show pictures, video, and work with associated speakers or earphones to play audio when worn.
Facebook declined to remark on the patent.
By utilizing waveguide innovation, Facebook is adopting a comparative strategy to Microsoft’s HoloLens AR headset and the puzzling glasses being produced by the Google-sponsored startup Magic Leap.