Leaked Microsoft patent application for Kinect Glasses project


Do you remember that Xbox 720 document leaked in June last year? Kinect Glasses? Project Fortaleza? I knew you would… It was kinda cool. A road map suggested back then, that the glasses would be made available in 2014, following the launch of the Xbox One. And what we have here is a patent application for a Kinect Glasses-like head-mounted display from Microsoft’s. The application was filed in early 2012, and made public this week.

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The patents shows us that this tech won’t just be an output for games but much more than that. Maybe even a shot at augmented or even virtual reality. As you can see, the device implements game material – swords, game information, nicknames etc. –  into real life. Illustrations show a pair of glasses that include sensors to locate users, track gestures, and read the environment of a player and Microsoft describes a multiplayer system that lets players invite others via a head-mounted display device.

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Aye, we all know that not all patents applied for or received gets incorporated into a product but I’ve got a feeling that we may see this product in the near future.

 

 

N.

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