Google won’t be the only company with a wearable computing glasses device as a patent filed by Sony reveals that it too is working on a similar device. A patent called the head-mounted display apparatus with patent number 20130069850 was recently seen and is a continuation of patent filed by the company in 2008 and 2009.
The device is described as “A head-mounted display apparatus includes an image display device, a wearing device with which the image display device is worn on a head of an observer, and an attachment member with which the image display device is attached to the wearing device. The attachment member is capable of adjusting a position of the image display device relative to the wearing device independently in a first direction and in a second direction, the first direction being defined by a virtual line connecting centers of eyes of the observer, the second direction being perpendicular to the first direction and extending vertically with respect to the observer.”
What makes Sony’s device different from Google Glasses is that the user will be able to view information on both eyes as compared to Google’s device where only one eye can view information.
Based on the prototype sketch we could see that there are ear buds mounted on the arms as well. The lenses are also movable which can be adjusted by the user to get the most comfortable fit. While little information is indicated in the patent we know that it will display 2D content.
Head-mounted displays is still a brand new market with Google already spearheading the way. The entry of Sony will definitely make it even more exciting. Sony is known to make some of the best displays in the world and they will bring their years of experience in creating their upcoming head-mounted display apparatus.