While some people considered Google Glass eyewear simply cool or nosy, the devices were a gold mine of innovation for Pete Jameson.
Jameson, the chief operating officer at Osterhout Design Group, believes Google Glass spread awareness and spawned innovation in eyewear. ODG is among a few companies bringing forward new ideas to make smartglasses practical.
ODG’s latest R-7HL is a pair of rugged augmented-reality smartglasses that protects eyes from projectiles. The glasses won’t break easily and draw inspiration from Google Glass, augmented reality headsets, and rugged PCs.
The R-7HL is AR eyewear similar to the size of regular glasses, but it isn’t meant to be worn all the time. The see-through glasses blend virtual 3D images on real-world backgrounds.