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Vuzix Smart Swim Glasses can display valuable information to swimmers and divers while submerged.
Vuzix, a company specializing in wearable augmented reality (AR) technology, recently conducted an experiment in collaboration with OPTAC-X and Kymeta Corporation. Vuzix Smart Swim A SATCOM-compatible AR scuba dive was performed using glasses.
according to official release, the test was conducted by OPTAC-X CEO Dr. Patrick Fullerton last month off the coast of Electric Beach on Oahu, Hawaii. The purpose of this experiment was to test the visual strength of his AR-enabled goggles at specific depths. Fullerton’s tank was fitted with a tactical radio, and Kymeta in the parking lot about 100 yards away he was communicating with an Osprey u8.
Fullerton said the system was able to maintain a stable connection down to a depth of about 21 feet, at which point the team began experiencing signal interruptions. As for potential use cases, Vuzix claims the technology can be used for everything from teleengineering and tactical diving operations to general technical diving operations.
“We achieved a diver connection without floating the antenna and provided communication with a SES satellite in geostationary equatorial orbit more than 22,000 miles away in difficult sea conditions 100 yards offshore,” Fullerton said in an official release. I’m here.
“To our knowledge, this is the first dive of its kind and proves that operational, tactical and maintenance support can be done in any ocean in the world,” he added. We are thrilled to be working with an innovative company like Vuzix on this initiative and look forward to working with them through our new reseller relationships.”
“We are thrilled that OPTAC-X will become a Vuzix reseller and be part of such innovative technology for the subsea, diving and tactical diving communities,” said Vuzix President. said Paul Travers, CEO and CEO. “All of our smart glasses offer advanced wearability, durability and performance, and importantly for U.S. military customers, they are designed and manufactured in the U.S.A.”
The Vuzix Smart Swim Glasses are available now for $199. The device can be used both indoors and in open water, connecting swimmers and coaches, and displaying valuable information such as compass direction and swim pace.
Featured image credit: Vuzix Corporation