Meta Platform’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg has teased a new smart glasses project in collaboration with eyewear company EssilorLuxottica. Zuckerberg shared a photo of the eyewear company’s chairman wearing a prototype of a neural interface wristband that is designed for directing other devices.
In a Facebook post, Zuckerberg is quoted saying that Leonardo is using a prototype of a neural interface EMG (electromyography) wristband. It will let users control their glasses and other devices. The Meta executive was in Milan to discuss plans for smart glasses with the eyewear company.
Mark Zuckerberg teases neural interface wristband
Last year in October, Facebook changed its name to Meta Platforms. In a blog post, the company said that it planned to develop a wristband that would control augmented reality glasses allowing users to interact with the virtual world simply by using finger movements.
Back in 2020, Meta Platforms and EssilorLuxottica had announced a multi-year collaboration to develop smart glasses. Currently, the companies sell frames like the classic Ray-Ban Wayfarer model that is equipped with technology. The wearable device allows the user to take photos and listen to music and calls. It is priced at $299 (~Rs 22,700).
Tech giants like Amazon, Apple, and Google have already entered the wearables segment and are developing augmented reality glasses. They are betting that wearable AR glasses could one day replace mobile phones. Google acquired Fitbit last year and embraced the fitness tracking technology. The search giant is also expected to launch its first smartwatch later this year.