BOSE AR SUNGLASSES
AR-e you getting enough audio information? $TBC | DEVELOPER.BOSE.COM/BOSE-AR
While AR is generally thought of as a visual information system, sound can also be an effective way to augment reality. At this year’s South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, audio company Bose made a surprise announcement for a prototype pair of AR sunglasses that’ll give you contextually-relevant information using a pair of speakers on the arms of the glasses. Demonstrations showed a person wearing the glasses getting information about a restaurant’s menu, seating capacity, wait-time, ambiance and user reviews — and all they had to do was look at the restaurant and tap the headset. Bose has committed a US$50 million prize pool to encourage developers to integrate apps into the auditory AR system.