Google Glass accessory will give you thermal vision

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As CES 2015 kicks into gear, companies will be throwing out press releases like Mardi Gras beads in order to draw attention to their products they plan on demoing at the show. One company, Round Concept LLC, has announced a rather interesting device that will be a side attachment to your Google spectacles. The purpose you ask? To give you thermal vision, brought straight to your Google Glasses’ visual overlay.

The attachment is called Third Eye, and the product will appear at Round Concept’s booth during the CES event. For more articles about the electronics show, click here for our full coverage of CES 2015 throughout the week. For further reading about Third Eye, click the “Read More” link below.

Round Concept LLC is a company founded by Ivan Arbouzov, who comes from the night-vision tech field. Arbouzov had this to say about Third Eye in his press release:

…the prototype of the Third Eye – a “patent pending” design of the thermal attachment to smart glasses and more. Now any wearable device capable of image processing can extend its vision by adding a live thermal imaging stream into its viewfinder or recording unit. The Third Eye can be attached to the smart glasses or used separately with a multitude of mounting options developed by Round Concept, LLC.

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This device is coming on the heels of a lot of speculation that Google Glass is failing to show any promise of being an industry changer. It’s been discussed that Google may start to give up on consumer adoption and focus Glass’ unique utility towards the enterprise sector. The features Glass has to offer are definitely more identifiable with professions like doctors and surgeons, as well as engineers and architects.

A big score for Google Glass, and in turn Round Concept, is if it can make any headway into the military and law enforcement sectors. Arbouzov had a similar idea but different approach to Third Eye’s usage by discussing the Homeland Security’s TSA agent’s role in combating the possible spread of diseases. “We will fight Ebola by adding a smart glass to the arsenal of airport personnel and let them immediately identify passengers with fever. It will even work automatically and trigger a daylight camera on the glass to identify the person,” he said.

Personally, they can take my money now, but only if whenever I power on the attachment, it makes that Predator helmet wah-peh noise from the Predator movie franchise. You know what I’m talking about…

Source: Round Concept


About the Author: Joseph Proffer

In 2011, Joseph bought his first smartphone: Sprint's variant of the Samsung Galaxy SII, the Epic 4G Touch. And the rest, as they say, is history. Joseph has been an occasional journalist since his college years at the University of Oklahoma, where he was an opinion columnist for the OU Daily. His main interests have always been science and technology, especially gadgets. He lives in Indiana with his border collie, plotting world domination.