Facebook has been studying the technologies that will lead the way in the future. A week ago, Facebook has announced a first in a series exploring the future of human-computer interaction (HCI). Facebook reported that they are unpacking their 10-year of vision for a contextually-aware, AI-powered interface for augmented reality (AR) glasses that can use the information you choose to share, to infer what you want to do when you want to do it. Facebook has once again revealed that it working on a wristband for daily work. We previously reported on Facebook’s plans to build a smartwatch, and it appears that this is the case.
What is Facebook Augmented Reality Glasses?
Facebook has confirmed that they are working on a pair of augmented reality glasses. While the idea isn’t anything novel, we haven’t seen these types of glasses made widely available.
These AR glasses are light and smart pairs that can replace your device or smartphone requirement. You will be capable of being present with friends and family, regardless of where they were in the world and contextually aware of AI, to help you navigate the world around you and to provide you with rich and easily reachable 3D virtual information. Most importantly, they’d allow you to look up and be present in the world around you rather than diverting your focus to the periphery in your palm.
How Actually These Pair Of Facebook AR Glasses Actually Going To Work?
As previously mentioned, these AR Glasses can be used as a substitute for your smartphone and laptop, and all you need are a pair of lightweight and soft haptic gloves to handle your virtual computer. When you put them on, you’ll see a computer screen and keyboard appear in front of you, and you’ll be able to edit a document right away. Typing is as intuitive as typing on a real keyboard and you’re on a roll, however, it’s difficult to focus on the chaos at the café.
The Assistant uses special in-ear monitors (IEMs) and active noise cancellation to soften the background noise by knowing what you’re doing and sensing that the environment is noisy. Your assistant knows what to do when you get a call. It sends it directly to a voicemail so that the present communication does not disrupt. When a calendar event is planned, you get a quick visual alert, so the existing traffic conditions will not lead to you being late.
Your assistant knows what to do when you get a call. It sends it directly to a voicemail so that the present communication does not disrupt. When a calendar event is planned, you get a quick visual alert, so the existing traffic conditions will not lead to you being late. You could gesture, render voice commands, or select items from a menu by looking at them with hand-tracked sensors, a microphone array, and eye-tracking technologies.
“Imagine being able to teleport anywhere in the world to have shared experiences with the people who matter most in your life — no matter where they happen to be,” says Andrew Bosworth, who leads Facebook Reality Lab.
Facebook Wrist Band
The concept of the wrist-band is influenced/inspired somewhere near by the Facebook Augmented reality-headset from Oculus. Facebook aimed to meet a lot of requirements for its virtual reality headsets. First and foremost, the technology had to be designed responsibly from the ground up, with privacy, protection, and safety in mind, and with real ways for users to personalize and monitor their AR experience. The interface should also be intuitive, always accessible, discreet and user-friendly. It will hopefully also support a rich high-bandwidth control that will work fine with anything from a virtual object manipulation to the electronic editing of a document. In addition, it will require an energy efficient form factor that is convenient enough to go on as long as the day. In addition, it will require an energy-efficient and convenient form factor to carry on running all day long.
There is a lengthy series of conditions. Two points were obvious as we looked at the possibilities: The first was that there was none that was then close to fitting all these conditions. The second thing was that any remedy which ultimately arose should be worn on the wrist.
This can be solved with several options, but there are challenges that must still be confronted. Like Voice, it is intuitive but not private enough for public sphere or secure enough because of background noise. An easy-to-transport, better-formed, and easy-to-work unit is a wrist band. It is a convenient all day wear device. It is right next to the primary instruments you use, the hands, to communicate with the surrounding. This method will help to incorporate the rich power of your hands into AR, helping us to communicate intuitively, firmly and satisfactorly.
Every component and sensor in a wrist-based wearable can tracks daily life. A direct path to rich input was found as the missing piece and EMG may be a possible perfect solution.
EMG, which is electromyography — uses sensors to convert motor nerve electrical impulses to digital instructions via the wrist that you can use to monitor a device’s functions. Those signals allow you to convey crisp single-bit commands to your device, a highly personalized control that can be adapted to many contexts.
The signals are so clear across the wrist, that EMG can understand finger motion in only one millimetres.
EMG will initially offer just one or two bits of control, which is the equivalent of pressing a button, that Facebook is calling a “click”. The wristband functions so quickly that it’s sufficient to control the application with basic movements such as pinch and release of the forefinger. EMG also offers AR features, such as moving interactive user interface and object with a quick click in the virtual environment. You can also move objects that are farther down. It can be used for computer keyboard functions as well. We feel it as a step forward in the era of six sense technology.