29 Dec 2020
In categories of Computer Peripherals, Portable Media Players; and Wearable Technologies.Vuzix, a developer of smart glasses and augmented reality (AR) technologies has this week announced its Next Generation Smart Glasses (NGSG) have received multiple CES 2021 Innovation Awards in recognition of their design and engineering.
The glasses were presented with the CES 2021 awards in three categories: Computer Peripherals & Accessories, Portable Media Players & Accessories and Wearable Technologies. The CES Innovation Awards is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products.
The Vuzix patent portfolio, which has grown from 90 patents and patents pending to 179 over the last 36 months, is the Company’s cornerstone to delivering current and next generation smart glasses currently under development.
Range of capabilities
The portfolio encompasses a range of IP including waveguides with holographic optics, laser and micro-LED display integration, fashion forward industrial designs and optics engines that support low-cost single-layer waveguides to multilayer large field of view solutions.
The Vuzix Next Generation Smart Glasses, coming later in 2021, will combine most smart phone and smartwatch capabilities all in a pair of comfortable glasses that enable hands-free connectivity while engaged in the real world.
The Vuzix NGSG features a see-through 3D display powered by one of the smallest micro-LED display engines in the world, in combination with Vuzix’ proprietary waveguides. The NGSG allows users to keep a phone in their pocket while enjoying as active lifestyle with hands-free easy voice commands or simple gesture controls.
“Vuzix has been working on wearable display technology for the last 20 years and we are excited to announce this culmination of breakthroughs in the development of our technology that opens the door for a new wave of consumer and enterprise smart glasses devices,” commented Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer at Vuzix.
An overview video of the Vuzix Next Generation Smart Glasses can be viewed here (YouTube):