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Tech & Science Bose puts world's first audio AR platform into a pair of shades

10:45  06 december  2018
10:45  06 december  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Bose AR is the world ’ s first audio augmented reality platform that will enable customers to seamlessly enhance moments in their everyday life with audio . From a technology perspective, the platform consists of truly aware audio devices that allow you to enjoy your digital audio alongside

In other words, Bose AR is more AR in the theoretical sense as it does not look to apply visible artificial elements over As Bose puts it, turning “sightseeing into sight hearing.” To clarify, in theory Bose AR will At the more practical level the platform would be able to work as a tool for providing everyday

Bose puts world's first audio AR platform into a pair of shades© Provided by AFPRelaxNews Bose has created sunglasses with integrated audio AR platform. The new smart Frames by Bose are sunglasses, a personal audio device, and an audio AR wearable all in one.

Bose revealed its latest product on Tuesday: Frames is a pair of UV-blocking AR sunglasses based on an earlier prototype that can replace your wireless headphones and smart device.

Rather than featuring visual AI like you may expect from a pair of specs, the Bose Frames support audio-based augmented reality. So, the wearer will be provided with audio information via open-ear headphones integrated into either side of the frame. They're smart enough to know where the wearer is (when connected to their smartphone) and which way they are facing. For instance, if you're looking at a historical statue, you can "listen to a renowned speech ‘pinned' precisely to the famous person," or if you're trying to understand a sign in a foreign language, the glasses can vocally translate the text for you.

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Audio company Bose announced a project it’ s calling “ Bose AR ” at this year’ s SXSW festival, and it showed off a pair of prototype glasses that demonstrate what The company wants to put Bose AR in as many kinds of devices as possible. A large display rack showed bike helmets, prescription glasses

Bose Frames are an Audio AR Wearable: Bose Frames are Bose AR compatible — the first commercial product embedded with the Bose audio augmented reality platform . Unlike other augmented reality glasses and platforms , Bose AR doesn’t change what you see

Of course, this is a launch from Bose, and so a device with audio features also comes with music compatibility. In fact, because the sunglasses can track and understand your head movements, you can use simple head nods to control your playlist which can play for up to 3.5 hours straight.

Additional gestures can provide you with even more information: looking up can tell you the weather, and looking down could tell you which restaurants are on your present street in case you'd rather hear about your possibilities instead of walk farther to see for yourself.

Thanks to a built-in microphone, you can speak with the glasses and take phone calls, but only if you're willing to have the conversations be audible to those around you; after all, "open-ear headphones" is another way to say speakers.

The specs come in two "universal" styles and will be available in the US for $199 starting in January, but you can preorder a set now. Global market availability is expected for Spring 2019.

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