Recently a co-work of universities research centers from Bremen, Hasselt and Google composed of scientific research team worked together to create a WatchThru concept watch. That is a traditional smart watch by adding a second transparent screen to get the effect of augmented reality.
Recently a group of scientific research team from the University of Bremen, Hasselt and Google creates a WatchThru concept watch for new concept of augmented reality watch. This is in form of a traditional smart watch by adding a second transparent screen to get the effect of augmented reality like Microsoft Hololens.
According to reports, this auxiliary transparent screen contains very interesting features. Such as the traditional watch shows a conventional map at the same time. The screen can display the direction indication to move forward to a specific location on the basis of information of target location. This makes it very easy to move in directions precisely. By having a perfect three dimensional holographic arrow direction sign blink in a specific direction.
WatchThru Special Uses in Augmented Reality?
The development of WatchThru concept watch consists of a total two versions. One is a simple version contains the Android Wear operating system that relies on the basis of additional auxiliary screen. While the more complex version of watchthru uses the external tracking cameras. And uses its sensors to continuously track the location of the watch.
So the wearer’s screen has icon imaging that superimposes on the real life fulfilling the augmented reality concept. And the team hopes in future to add an additional folding screen function. This concept will work when there is no use of additional screen it will have attachment with the main screen.
Obviously, this device is still in the early prototype stage. So do not expect to have this on your wrist and get it for commercial use in the near future.