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When Google Glass emerged on the scene, Business Insider published an article titled "The verdict is in: no one likes Google Glass". The grip of Google's smartglass was a little presumptive, but it had some merit. The article dealt with points like battery life, disorientation among users, the wrong screen, buggy voice control and the fact that it was difficult to use as a whole. However this article will be released in 2013, and we are now in 2017. Google Glass 2.0 revived, but a project called Lucyd supported by 13 exclusive AR patents is starting to make waves. Lucyd's mission is to use their revolutionary AR technology and their team of optical experts to solve the major problems affecting smartglasses. They believe that they have the ability to be the next big thing in AR, and to give people a product that they would really like to use.
Lucyd Tech disrupts the nucleus
Lucyd wants to bring public smart glasses that work for everyone . Lucyd Lens is being designed on the Ethereum blockchain, to facilitate fast content development, ultra-fast P2P transactions among lens wearers, and compensation for community contributions. In the past, Lucyd has struggled to solve a number of problems, such as: limited field of vision, latency issues, light leakage, poor eye tracking, poor control, geek appearance, connectivity issues, eyestrain, and incompatibility with correction. lenses. According to Lucyd's website, there will be no buttons, switches or wires involved, and a microphone will be hidden in the edge of the glasses. The lens will initially be a device to your smartphone, by leveraging it for processing power and data signal – but maybe someday, the lens will standalone.
Lucyd Lens has the very first features for smartglasses. There will be conductive bone drivers in the rods, and flush the LCD microdisplays, so no bulky and protruding lenses. Lucyd Lens can also be equipped with prescription lenses, and can have its AR interface disengaged in the blink of an eye, for comfortable use throughout the day. To resolve privacy issues, a red LED pointing to the front turns on when photo / video capture is enabled. Lucyd Tech was developed during years of well-funded research at the College of Optics and Photonics at the University of Central Florida by a current Lucyd consultant, Dr. Jannick Rolland. Lucyd's patents will allow them to create an imperceptible but powerful product, and solve the major problems associated with currently available AR screens.
A team of AR dreamers
It's not easy to create a product in a space where no successful product exists. It takes a lot of hard work, determination and innovative thinking. It also takes the right mix of players to achieve real success. Lucyd has developed what they like to call "Dream Team", a highly anticipated word game. The goal of the team is to reach every step of its road map and deliver smart and functional smart glasses to the smartphone-wearing public. The Golden Dream Team is Dr. Jannick Rolland, inventor of Lucyd's patents and leading developer of the Lucyd optical system. His remarkable work in AR-oriented optical engineering is the driving force behind smart glasses. On the firmware and operating system side, the Logyc operating system has begun to leverage the processing power of your smartphone to make it the Lucyd Lens motherboard, keeping it lightweight and without clutter. The application development manager, media manager and graphic designers are working on creating the necessary interfaces, already previewed on Lucyd.co/getLCD. Since the ecosystem will be based on the blockchain, a serious consideration must be given to the development of this area and Lucyd has assembled a Blockchain Lead, Media Lead and Cryptocurrency entrepreneur to work on these blockchain-based ecosystems.
Seasoned experts lead Lucyd's divisions. In addition to Dr. Rolland, the optics team is led by Dr. Michael Kayat, a physicist and executive with 20 years of experience in developing and commercializing advanced optics. The chief marketing officer is Mr. Clifford Gross, an experienced technology licensing executive, entrepreneur, founder of three public companies and inventor of 19 ergonomics patents issued. Blockchain's lead for Lucyd is Jose Enrique Hernandez, who has extensive experience in information security, cryptocurrency, mining servers and blockchain software.
Blockchain Powered Growth Foundation
The LCD token that is launched by Lucyd to fund hardware development, also has the potential to be the cornerstone of the AR revolution. The blockchain Lucyd Lab AR will help evolve the AR ecosystem by organically motivating content creation and system improvements with LCD rewards. Third party developers will create applications and content for various app stores and will also register with Lucyd. A new block would be created for the application and developers would be able to get tokens proportional to the impact of their application developed on the community. Thus, in addition to traditional application revenues, developers will also benefit from an increase in their revenues by getting LCD tokens. LCD tokens can be "cashed" or used to purchase AR products from Lucyd and its affiliates. Indeed, 500 beta pairs of Lucyd Lens are reserved for purchase via LCD by the first crowdfund participants who invest more than 2,35 ETH [SD1] (price valid until 31 October at the end of the presale). Lucyd plans to provide development tools, entertainment applications and productivity applications that will be designed natively for their smart glasses. These applications can be purchased with LCD tokens and will help boost third-party content development, while allowing a smooth transition to AR from a smartphone. A white paper containing the details of Lucyd's project and their vision was published here .
How to obtain LCD tokens
A total of 100 million LCD tokens must be created, of which 50 million are offered to crowdfund participants at a symbolic sale that Lucyd holds lucyd.co/getLCD . A pre-sale is in progress between October 17 and October 31, 2017, during which LCD tokens are available with a 40% discount. 25 million LCD tokens are available during the presale period. The ICO or crowdsale will begin on October 31, 2017 and will end on November 30, 2017. The initial pre-sale price will be 1 ETH = 2,133 LCDs, which increases to 1 ETH = 1,280 LCDs after the presale. Lucyd accepts Ethereum (ETH) only for the sale of their chips. The LCD screen can be purchased by sending ETH to the address on the Lucyd website. The process of acquiring tokens is explained in detail here .
Creating a holistic vision
Augmented reality is very promising, but no really satisfying product has entered the mass market. Lucyd has been working on solving the biggest problems in AR, giving life to a product that can actually allow you to "daydream", so Lucyd is considering the potential of their smart glasses. If everything goes according to their track record, Lucyd will have his first prototype by June 2018. LCD token holders can look forward to launching the beta lens in the first quarter of 2019. The combination of blockchain with AR is an exciting development. It will be interesting to see if blockchain powered smartglasses are the fundamental revolutionary product that has been missed in the AR scene. This requires a holistic vision, and it seems that Lucyd is ready to give life to the dream AR.