Wearable computer for a new era Golden-i Headset


The Kopin Corporation’s Golden-i has received many awards such as: 2011 Product Innovation of the Year award from Technical Service Industry Association, 2011 “Best in Show” award from World Future Society, and has been selected by Popular Science as one of the Top 100 Innovations to Watch and by Scientific American as one of the 10 Coolest Tech of the Year in 2011. With all of these awards, what is Golden-i? Golden-i is a lightweight Bluetooth/Wi-Fi hands free head mounted computer. Golden-i weighs between 3 to 6 ounces and is worn on the head with an eyepiece that can be seen by one eye to show websites, video conferences, saved documents, and even stream videos as long as your within Bluetooth distance of a device with internet capability or on a Wi-Fi network. Golden-i premise is “cloud” computing allowing the user to connect to multiple devices, such as a cell phone, a tablet, a desktop computer, and notebook computer at once to pull information that is needed. Golden-i uses six-axis gesture tracking and voice recognition to allow the user to control the Golden-i in a noisy environment, although a wireless keyboard, touch screen or mouse can still be connected. At this time Golden-i is being market towards specific professions such as medical, military, police, manufacturing, distribution, and field operations. In order to purchase a Golden-i Developer Kit you must apply and be approved and then pay the cost of $2,500.00. At the 2012 CES show Golden-i showed it’s product alongside the Verizon 4G LTE network, at this time it cannot connect the Verizon’s network itself but if that’s the next step it would propel the Golden-i even further. At this time it runs on a low power Wi-Fi or Bluetooth built into the Golden-i due to the proximity to the head which makes the data run slower or needs to use the users cell phone to access the information.

 

What’s inside the Golden-i:

  • CyberDisplay SGVA microdisplay from Kopin Corporation
  • Texas Instruments’ (TI) OMAP dual processor- 600 MHz ARM Cortex 8, 400MHz DSP
  • Micron Technologies high-performance memories packaged in advance stackable Package on Package (POP) packaging for TI OMAP devices
  • Windows Embedded CE 6.0 operating system
  • Nuance Communication’s VoCon3200 speech recognition software
  • Hillcrest Labs 6-axis, solid state real-time position tracker
  • Cambridge Silicon Radios (CSR) Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
  • Marvel Wi-Fi operating 802.11b and 802.11g at low-power
  • Mini-USB port for wired desktop and peripheral connectivity
  • Removable Micro SD card capable of 32GB on non-volatile storage
  • Single 1200 mA/hr Li-ion battery
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