smart glasses

By Jonah Comstock March 27, 2018
As wearables shipments hit 350 million in 2020 (up from 224 million in 2018), healthcare wearables are poised to bring in more revenue via subscription services than wearables in any other industry, according to a new report from Juniper Research.  The report uses AliveCor and Quell as examples of health wearables with a subscription business model, predicting that such companies will pull in $2....
By Dave Muoio February 22, 2018
Vision insurance company and eyewear maker VSP Global today announced the launch of its activity-tracking Level smart glasses. The company’s new eyewear connects to a smartphone app that records daily steps, distance traveled, calories burned, and total activity time, and then compares the wearer’s progress in these metrics against that of their peers. Importantly, stressed Jay Sales, co-director...
By Dave Muoio September 18, 2017
New research shows users of fitness tracker wearables are more active when their fitness apps include frequent social network activity, and will take an average of 20 percent to 25 percent more steps after receiving prompts from a digital coach. According to a recent study — which was designed and conducted in joint by VSP Global, maker of the Level wearable used in the investigation, and the...
By Jonah Comstock May 26, 2015
VSP Global, a business that operates vision benefits plan VSP Vision Care as well as several other eye care companies, has built a pair of glasses with activity tracking sensors built in. The project, called Project Genesis, comes out of VSP's innovation lab The Shop. "We’re looking at a really exploding market in the wearable space," VSP Global CEO Jim McGrann told the Wall Street Journal in a...
By Jonah Comstock January 22, 2015
A Glass-wearing doctor, from Augmedix's website. Last week, Google made a controversial announcement about Google Glass: that the Explorer program (by which consumers were able to get access to the devices) was shutting down, and Google Glass would move out of Google's experimental Google X Lab to become their own Google Team, under Nest creator Tony Fadell. As the announcement essentially...
By Aditi Pai December 17, 2014
Sony has developed, not a pair of smart glasses, but a device that attaches to any piece of eyewear to make it smart. "This display module possesses the potential to enrich users' lives in a variety of ways," Sony writes in a statement. "By simply attaching it to a pair of fashionable glasses, goggles, sunglasses, or other type of eyewear, you can instantly gain access to visual information that...
By Aditi Pai February 3, 2014
Health and fitness wearable computing devices will be a main driver of the 90 million wearable devices that are expected to ship in 2014, according to a report from ABI research. Shipment estimates for healthcare wearables are approximately 13 million in 2013, 22 million in 2014, and 34 million in 2015 whereas health and fitness wearable shipments are 32 million in 2013, 42 million in 2014, and...