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The best way to experience the future
An immersive 3D display, over a million apps,
sub-mm 3D hand interaction, all in 75 grams


WHAT WE DO

Optimize human performance in the era of smart devices and cloud computing.

As mobile, 3D, gesture-based devices didn't exist, we have had to create the prototypes and hardware devices that we needed to bring the platform to life. And in order to make this new platform developer-friendly, we've also invested a lot of time into the APIs and SDK so that you guys can run with it!


  1. The Atheer Developer Kit is for developers who want to be among the first in the world to build the immersive applications for the wearable products of the future. The kit is the perfect platform to test your applications out in the real world and experience natural interaction for yourself. The glasses come with an external tethered unit which contains the battery and mobile processor board.
  2. The Atheer One is for any backer who doesn't mind waiting a little bit to get a more refined pair of glasses. It is lighter, sleeker, and will provide a larger field of view device than anything on the market while still running all the same applications. The Atheer One will plug into select Android phones to leverage their processing power.

HOW WE DO IT

By creating a portable, immersive, 3D platform for wearables - the most advanced in the market.

Software:
  1. Low power gesture detection on mobile smart glasses. We showed this as early as May 2013, and we have been optimizing and improving it ever since. We now have a robust set of basic gestures such as tap, hover and rotate/spin that developers can easily access using our APIs. We are also working on a gesture building tool that will enable developers to easily build and recognize their own custom gestures.




  2. Voice and head motion control. These features complete the natural interface, and are part of the full suite of sensors that are provided by the Android system. To make them easier to understand, we've created a layer to filter and identify certain key motions to trigger application events. Developers are however free to listen directly to the sensors and interpret the data in the way that makes the most sense for their app.
  3. Backwards compatibility with Android. Since we're running Android as our operating system you get 800,000 apps from day 1! You can run existing Android apps without modifying them, using our legacy 2D mode that displays them in your glasses as if a tablet were floating in front of you.
  4. Atheer SDK (available through our Developer Portal) : Building upon the Android APIs, we have created a new UI/UX for this new 3D see-through environment. In order to provide developers with familiar tools with which to build their apps, we have provided support for Vuforia (the #1 AR engine) and Unity3d (the #1 Gaming engine). Our SDK is designed to give developers the tools to create the best applications possible.
  5. Atheer Developer Portal: In addition to all the lines of code, we have also created lots of documentation, design guides, FAQs and other resources to help introduce developers to our world. We have put together code samples and examples to show how to enable the functionality of every component of our SDK.
  6. Wifi/BT/HDMI/USB/sensors: We have integrated and tested the functionality of different connections and sensors on the system. We have also made sure that the developers can use them through the Android API.


Atheer One:

  1. The Atheer One is an accessory to your Android phone. You connect it through the micro-USB port. Any Android phone by a well known manufacturer (Samsung, LG, Motorolla, HTC,...) made after 2011 works.
  2. It will be able to show you an Android tablet that is 26" HD and is floating at around 50cms away from your face. Of course, you can touch that tablet in the air. All Android apps (there are 1 million apps) can be downloaded and used just like a regular Android tablet. Our "air touch" technology has been shown in public on one of the most prestigious technology conferences: The Wall Street Journal's AllThingsD D11 .
  3. The external lenses that ship with it are see-through, and so you will be able to see the tablet floating on top of your environment. The lenses are exchangeable, and we are planning to produce opaque lenses for applications where you don't want to see the environment (videos, gaming, ...)
  4. You can connect to your PC over remote desktop. There are many Android apps that support that, and we have actually already tested some of them. This will allow you to get your PC applications to float in front of you.
  5. You can connect to devices over Bluetooth and Wifi. This includes keyboards, joysticks, your smart wrist band, or anything that you can pair with your Android phone.
  6. Developers will be able to create new 3D apps that will take the experience to a whole new level. Our SDK/API allows developers to create more engaging games and more useful applications.


Atheer Dev Kit:

  1. The Atheer Dev Kit is a full system that includes everything that is in your tablet. It has a pair of glasses tethered to a box. It has a Snaprdagon processor, HDMI, USB, Wifi, and Bluetooth, GPS, and everything that's in tablets to enable easy development.
  2. It will be able to show you an Android tablet that is 15" HD and is floating at around 50 cms away from your face. The air touch has mm-accuracy and very low latency.
  3. The external lenses are see-through, and are exchangeable.
  4. You can connect to your PC for development over ADB, USB, or wirelessly, in addition to remote desktop applications.
  5. This is the best platform to develop next gen applications on. It will allow you to create and test your applications on a mobile immersive system.

WHY IT MATTERS

It's time to unleash the power of human potential. You are not a machine.

What experiences will you be able to create with our Developer Kit?


Like every great platform, the Developer Kit is merely a blank canvas for your imagination, and the experiences you will have only as great as you choose to make them. The Developer Kit, combined with our SDK, provide you with all the tools and access to all the gesture data you need to bring your wildest immersive and AR dreams to life. As a developer, you will want to spend some time on our Developer Portal to familiarize yourself with the our APIs, and learn about the important considerations when designing for a 3D see-through device, as well as one where the interaction happens in 3D, with all the subtlety that your hands provide. While many things will carry over from any past Android development experience you may have, others will be different and require a new approach.

We have been living and dreaming in this 3D immersive world for a while now, and have many great ideas of how our glasses could change the way we live, work and play. Let's look at what a day in the life could look like in a couple years when 3D glasses and natural gesture interaction are commonplace, running a full suite of applications and experiences created by you, the developer community.

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EXPERIENCE

Work
Smarter

A simple but powerful promise to users: Make the industrial internet work for humans - not just machines.


Play
Harder

Giving people the power to blend and bend the world around them to their will and skill.


Live
Richer

A world where people connect and interact with all the people, devices, and data in their lives.


Work Smarter

A simple but powerful promise to users: Make the industrial internet work for humans - not just machines.


Play Harder

Giving people the power to blend and bend the world around them to their will and skill.


Live Richer

A world where people connect and interact with all the people, devices, and data in their lives.


FEATURES

Mobile
Life takes you everywhere, and you need your digital information every step of the way. Our glasses weigh only 75 grams, for true portability and comfort in everyday use.

Immersive
By surrounding you with information wherever you turn and look, enjoy an immersive experience like never before. Explore your digital world with a market-leading wide field of view.

Natural interaction
Reach out and touch what you see in the digital world, just like you would in the real world. Incredibly precise, and with virtually no lag, The fastest, most accurate natural interaction on any mobile platform.

True augmented reality
See-through displays allow for 3D digital content to be positioned exactly where it needs to be to seamlessly blend in with the real world objects. Currently leveraging Vuforia, one of the most advanced and popular AR engines available.

Contextualized
With a full suite of sensors, the right app and information can be presented at exactly the right moment. The experience adjusts to your preferences, habits and environment.

Full Android power
Start with a million apps that you know and love, and take them to a whole new level! Built upon Android, the Atheer SPHERE SDK allows developers to create fully immersive and interactive apps.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Atheer One

~ 75 Grams
Dual 8MP Cameras
Depth Sensor
65° Field of View
Phone Connection
Interchangeable Lenses

Developer Kit

Snapdragon 800
Micro-SD Expansion
3D Depth Sensor
1024x768 Per Eye
HDMI & USB
WI-FI, BT, GPS
36° Field of View
Dual 5MP Cameras

Atheer One

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