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PairASight lets other people in on what you're seeing

PairASight lets other people i...
One of the PairASight prototypes shown at CE Week in New York
One of the PairASight prototypes shown at CE Week in New York
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One of the possible consumer models of PairASight-equipped glasses
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One of the possible consumer models of PairASight-equipped glasses
PairASight prototypes on display at CE Week in New York
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PairASight prototypes on display at CE Week in New York
The PairASight system allows users to transmit their own first-person video via the internet in real time
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The PairASight system allows users to transmit their own first-person video via the internet in real time
PairASight utilizes a tiny 1080p HD video camera and a two-way audio communications system
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PairASight utilizes a tiny 1080p HD video camera and a two-way audio communications system
One of the PairASight prototypes shown at CE Week in New York
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One of the PairASight prototypes shown at CE Week in New York
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Imagine if you were having a real-time conversation with someone at another location, and wanted them to see what you were seeing, from the perspective you were seeing it. Well, you soon may be able to do just that, once the PairASight project is up and running.

PairASight utilizes a tiny 1080p HD video camera and a two-way audio communications system, integrated into headgear such as glasses. Video and audio content is wirelessly streamed from that system to the user’s smartphone, from which it can then be transmitted anyplace in the world via the internet.

Users could confer with other people on what they were looking at, without having to hold their laptop, tablet or phone up to it like a camcorder. This would keep their hands free, and avoid any confusion arising from seeing the same subject from different points of view.

The technology is still in the prototype stage, although the designers hope that it could ultimately have applications in fields such as automotive repair, healthcare and retail. It will be interesting to see how the system stacks up against its obvious competitor, Google Glass.

Source: PairASight

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Don Duncan
For years I have watched NCIS/LA where they use this technology with a live real time feed. I know the show is fiction, but is the technology also?
kalqlate
At first, I thought they did the smart thing and made it a stereographic device with TWO cameras. Certainly, most receivers would be viewing on a flat monitor; however, the really cool part, even if only 720p, would be stereographic viewing on a 3D monitor or TV with the necessary left-right flipping glasses or on a stereographic headset like Occulus. But, NOOOOoooo... they made it monocular so that the product would die as Google Glass, with its immediate name recognition, similar function, and superior other features, will stomp all over it. Differentiation is the name of the game, folks.
PAS-JIM
@kalqlate: There are currently two identical cameras in the device along with an accelerometer, gyroscope, two speakers and two microphones. There may also be versions available with reduced hardware for application specific purposes.