Osterhout Design Group Raises $58 Million to Develop Headmounted, Wearable Computers

Published by , March 27, 2017 11:01 am

(Forbes)  Osterhout Design Group (ODG) has raised $58 million to turn its successful R-7 Head Mounted Displays (HMDs) for enterprise into a $1,000 consumer product (the R-8) that will have all the functionality of an Android smartphone, and more. The unit comes packaged with a “ring controller” (aka an “air mouse”) for subtle hand gestures as well as the option for a Bluetooth keyboard or phone app. The ODG HMD also has a 50-degree field of view and can show cinema quality video that is equivalent to a 90″ high-def TV seen from 10 feet away.
ODG’s head-mounted, wearable computers are really souped up Android smartphones using Qualcomm’s powerful 835 SnapDragon processor. The consumer case is compelling. The R-8 has the potential to make what we do on our phones every day, such as watching video and using maps, much better, easier and faster.

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