Microsoft is developing a new set of smart glasses that will allow people with severe vision loss to see with their eyes wide open.
The project, called Smart Eyes, will take advantage of new glasses technology developed by Intel and partners.
The glasses are said to be able to automatically detect the shape of the eye using special cameras on the user’s face.
The tech could revolutionise the way people with visual impairments interact with their environment.
The idea is that the glasses could allow users to see objects, or objects in a room, that they can’t see in person.
“If you can tell the difference between two different shapes, you can see that in real life,” said Steve Sager, Microsoft’s head of devices and services for visual and virtual content.
“When you’re not seeing that with your eyes open, it can be a real challenge.”
The technology, which is still a work-in-progress, is being developed by Microsoft’s Vision and Vision Sciences division, a division that’s also working on new types of glasses.
It’s designed to be lightweight, lightweight, and lightweight on the head.
It won’t be available to people with impaired vision, but Microsoft says it will be available for people with near-sightedness.
“We’re taking our vision research and design to the next level, and we’ve created a whole new generation of glasses that can help people with sight loss navigate their world, even with their glasses off,” said Alex Kuznets, the company’s chief product officer.
Microsoft has also invested in a pair of glasses called the Tango, which it plans to launch in the US in 2018.
The company says it’s using these glasses to develop “a new vision experience” for people using the glasses.
The Tango has a pair, for example, of sensors on the top of the glasses, which enable it to track a user’s gaze.
This technology, along with new software that enables the Tengu to recognise objects on the scene, will allow the glasses to be used in a number of different ways, including in combination with augmented reality headsets and other technology.
“The Tengu is the first smart glasses we’ve developed that will make people more comfortable with their vision,” said Sager.
“With Tengu, you will have full-body support and more natural vision.
You will be able turn your head, and be able see things in the room.”
The new glasses, he added, will work with other devices that are designed to track the shape and size of the user, such as cameras that are used to track video and audio, as well as sensors that are tracked by smartphones and other devices.
The technology will be built into Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented reality headset, which Microsoft launched in December.
The first glasses to use this technology will also be coming out in 2019, but it’s unclear when that might be.
“Microsoft’s vision research is the foundation of all of our products,” Sager said.
“I think there’s a lot of innovation that’s happening in the industry right now, and I’m excited about what’s coming up.”
Microsoft is not the only company to have been researching the technology.
Last year, Google unveiled a prototype of its augmented reality glasses called HoloLens.
Google is also in talks with Samsung about using the technology to improve augmented reality experiences.