Atheer’s Augmented Reality Glasses Tech Looks Cool


Google Glass may be the world’s best-known pair of augmented-reality glasses, but Google is far from the only company developing a product in the category. And the founders of one of them, Soulaiman Itani and Allen Yang of Silicon Valley-based Atheer Labs, are doing a tech demo this morning here at the D11 conference. I recently got a sneak peek of the company’s platform; it’s both promising and meaningfully different from Google’s take on the same overarching category.

Atheer’s platform runs on Android. It overlays images on both lenses of the glasses, allowing you to see 3D images and the real world at the same time. A camera enables Kinect-like air gestures, permitting the user to interact with the projected images. (One of the company’s demos involves a Fruit Ninja-like game that lets you slice the fruit as it tumbles around before your eyes.) Voice recognition lets you…

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