Sony has today announced a new display module, which can be attached to a pair of glasses and add smart functionality. Think of it as a small device to turn your boring pair of glasses into a smart wearable as we head into 2015. The main highlight of this module is the ability for it to be detached and re-attached as the owner pleases, negating the requirement to have a bulky pair of glasses throughout the day.
The module supports Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi and renders content from a 640x400 OLED microdisplay. The on-board power plant has enough juice to power all the components, but is limited to 400 mAh. Not only is Sony looking at companies who produce eyewear, but also products that are tailored for specific uses, including sports and entertainment.
By making the product available to such a wide range of outlets, Sony will promote the adoption of wearable devices in new areas, thereby contributing to the further development of the market. Sony will also provide software development kits (SDK) to partnering organizations for this Single-Lens Display Module boasting rich arithmetic processing capabilities, thereby embarking on a new commercial solutions business that will broaden the world of wearable devices.
Sony will unveil the display module for the first time at CES 2015, forming the concept model "SmartEyeglass Attach!". Be sure to follow Connectedly for coverage from the event. Read through the official announcement for more details.