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A new wearable technology company, Everysight, announced its official launch Tuesday with the introduction of the Raptor smartglasses for cycling. Available in 2016, the Raptor glasses, which we got to check out earlier this fall, look and feel like traditional sports eyewear, but they pack see-through display technology that overlays information directly in the wearer’s line of sight.
Everysight is spun out of a defense technology company in Israel that works with fighter jet and rotary wing helmet-mounted display systems. Utilizing Everysight’s Beam technology, the Raptor’s lenses serve as an augmented display, meaning that computer-generated input or graphics are added to the real-world view through the lenses. This allows you to see the road, cars, and your surroundings clearly, just with some data and digital information also included in your field of vision.
“We have more than 30 years of experience and dominate the market in vision systems and augmented reality, integrating real-time data in pilots’ helmets to optimize performance and keep pilots safe and focused on what matters,” said Asaf Ashkenazi, CEO of Everysight. “Now we’re bringing this experience to the consumer market with smartglasses that will revolutionize how athletes see and experience information. Raptor is the first step in our greater plan to create a full line of smartglasses.”
The Raptor will launch in 2016, with an open program for the developer community and full product details and pricing announced at that time.