Intel Groups With Luxottica To Construct The Future Of Sensible Eyewear
It’s fairly clear at this level that Intel needs to personal face computing: The corporate has been pegged as offering the chip powering the subsequent model of Google Glass, and now it’s formally saying a partnership with (Glass associate) Luxottica Group, maker of a lot of the world’s most acknowledged eyesore, together with Oakley, Persol, Armani, Coach and extra. The workforce-up will see the corporate collaborate in a multiyear analysis and improvement association to attempt to plot the course of sensible eyewear for the longer term.
The particular particulars of the association appear fairly slim to date – however Luxottica and Intel are anticipating the launch of their first product ensuing from the collaboration in 2015. Intel clearly needs to turn into a pacesetter within the wearable tech area, versus a background participant, which is what they’ve grow to be on cellular, with extra highly effective cellular chipmakers like Qualcomm stealing the highlight.
Sensible eyewear nonetheless hasn’t confirmed itself as one thing shoppers are usually very enthusiastic about, however Intel clearly doesn’t need to make the identical mistake it did within the cellular market, which was to underestimate its final eventual influence. This looks like it is going to be a direct try and construct the way forward for shopper wearables, particularly, too, since Luxottica and its sub-manufacturers attraction primarily to that area.