A Microsoft patent filed on December 6, 2012 became public today. It describes the touch interactions on a eyewear as we have seen in the Google Glass in the recent times. The patent basically describes that the eyewear can have one or more multi-touch sensors configured for user interaction. The sensors will be able to detect swipe, press gestures and even pressure of the touch. Microsoft describes that sensors could be of resistive, capacitive, piezoelectric, optical, reflective or light based sensor. And these sensors may be affixed or molded into frames of the glass.
The subject disclosure is directed towards eyewear configured as an input device, such as for interaction with a computing device. The eyewear includes a multi-touch sensor set, e.g., located on the frames of eyeglasses, that outputs signals representative of user interaction with the eyewear, such as via taps, presses, swipes and pinches. Sensor handling logic may be used to provide input data corresponding to the signals to a program, e.g., the program with which the user wants to interact.
According to leaked Xbox documents, Microsoft is expected to reveal their AR glasses for games this year. Surprisingly, Microsoft didn’t reveal anything at E3. Hopefully, we will soon hear something about it from Microsoft. We have seen many other reports in the past related to Microsoft’s efforts in making eyewear. Related posts we have covered in the past are listed below for your convenience,
- New Patent Application From Microsoft Reveals Info About Its Augmented Reality Glasses Plans
- Report: Microsoft Already Testing Prototypes Of Google’s Glass Like Wearable Device
- Report: Microsoft In Talks To Buy Osterhout Design Group Which Makes Google Glass Like Wearables For Military
- More Details About Microsoft’s Acquisition Of Wearable Computing IP From ODG Emerges Online
- Microsoft Patents Head-Mounted Display For Multiplayer Gaming