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Facebook plans Augmented-Reality sunglasses with EssilorLuxottica

Facebook Plans Augmented-Reality Sunglasses, for a 2021 Launch

Facebook Plans Augmented-Reality Sunglasses with fashion eye-wear maker EssilorLuxottica.   The new smart glasses could hit retail as early as 2021 according to the company’s annoucnements at its recent Facebook Connect conference.  The smart glasses will connect by wireless (Bluetooth?) to a nearby mobile phone and project an image of a mobile screen on the lenses.

 

To help Facebook in developing the augmented features for these smart glasses, Facebook employees will wear “Project Aria” eyeglasses in public starting this month.   While this eye-wear does not have augmented reality features (and are not available now for the public), these devices allow for capturing video, audio, eye-tracking and location data to be used in designing features for the smart eye-wear.

 

The many free-room location-based entertainment (“LBE”) companies coming to retail have been anticipating the arrival of quality “smart” eye-wear enhanced with augmented-reality capabilities.   Such smart eye-wear will allow all manner of immersive A/R experience and advertising for consumers.  As well, the A/R eye-wear will be able to deliver heads-up displays of local environmental and incoming communications updates in the same way that Air Force fighter pilots view such information on their cockpit windows.

 

A full review of the announcement of Facebook plans for augmented-reality sunglasses, is available at Mobile MarketerFacebook plans to sell AR-equipped smart glasses from Ray-Ban

Themed Entertainment Consultants - The Horror Company product line - Halloween attractions that will operate this season.

Halloween Seasonal Attraction – Haunted Hayride

aec  Ideation and conceptual design for Halloween Seasonal Attraction.   Client:  The Horror Company.  Illustration work shown here is a product of aec‘s Rapid Prototyping Unit, combining feasibility results with preliminary project scaling, layout, and overall guest experiential design – created to assist Ownership group in confirming design intent and project budgets.

 

 

 

 

Feature Film Promotion – LBE Activation

aec    Confidential Client  |  Initial conceptual design for immersive exhibit about the Apollo space program, intended for travel to museums, science centers, and major shopping malls.  Illustration work shown here is a product of aec‘s Rapid Prototyping Unit, combining feasibility results with preliminary project scaling, layout, and overall guest experiential design – created to assist Ownership group in confirming design intent and project budgets.

 

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Immersive environment designers - project experiential design consultants

Conceptual Design – American Football Museum Exhibit

aec   Performance Exhibits, LLC  |  Ideation and conceptual design for traveling exhibit about American football.   Slated for roll-out among U.S. museums and science centers.

 

Illustration work shown here is a product of aec‘s Rapid Prototyping Unit, combining feasibility results with preliminary project scaling, layout, and overall guest experiential design – created to assist Ownership group in confirming design intent and project budgets.

 

 

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