Viewpointsystem VPS 19 Smart Glasses: Game-Changers in the Workplace
Vienna-based Viewpointsystem is introducing at CES 2019 the VPS 19 smart glasses, which the company says integrate Mixed Reality (MR) with real-life needs in the workplace for real-time eye and perception tracking.
The lightweight, portable system consists of Eye Hyper-Tracking glasses with an MR click-on and a pocket-sized intelligent hardware component called the Smart Unit. The VPS 19 is hands-free- and voice-free operable, working by virtue of eye gestures, providing real-time perception tracking that allows for immediate evaluation of what the wearer is experiencing. It recognizes the user’s subconscious attention, says the company, showing them only the content they subconsciously want and need. The system features bi-directional communication ability, so that the wearer and connected off-site users can communicate in the MR space.
The VPS 19 is a problem-solver, says the company, in that it essentially turns the real world into a computer screen, letting the wearer display computer-written or hand-drawn or 2D graphic information in the real world. This information can be anchored to real, physical space. The company provides as example the case of a worker operating a machine who needs assistance. With VPS 19 smart glasses in use, a remote specialist sees what the worker is looking at, and instead of explaining to the worker which button to press, the specialist simply draws an arrow – which now appears projected onto the worker’s VPS 19 MR click-on display. This effectively looks to the worker as if an arrow was floating in space above his machine. And the arrow stays in place, no matter where and how the worker moves, the company says.
Viewpointsystem notes that while other systems require wearers to constantly shift their eyes, toggling their gaze back and forth between digital information and real life, the VPS 19 displays info in the line of sight, where it can easily be processed, for less distraction and reduced eye fatigue.
The system, which the company says works in nearly all lighting conditions, allows for recording, sharing and analyzing information as well as for interaction with others anywhere in the world. It has a battery run time of eight hours plus, and there is provision for non-stop operation through battery swapping while the system is in use.
An online “cockpit” function, accessible through Microsoft Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari permits remote access to the system’s Smart Unit, allowing administrators to have control over the unit for bidirectional communication, storage and management of user data.
Moreover, the system is updatable when workplace needs grow, as its open interfaces allow access to customer software or individually customized software. And the design of the VPS 19 smart glasses, says the company, is sporty and fashionable, making it socially acceptable in any work environment.
Viewpointsystem VPS 19 can be experienced at its CES 2019 booth in the Sands Expo.