Designed to offer urban cyclists an augmented reality (AR) while traversing the cityscape, the Voyager AR glasses do exactly that, plus an integrated helmet also offers vital head protection as well.
The Voyager AR glasses were developed by students Seunghye Han, Soomin Son and Sieun Roh at the Hongik University in Seoul in South Korea as part of their thesis, which later earned the trio a prestigious Reddot Award in 2020.
“The 10 representative design projects out of total 76 senior design projects this year show the future smart life through the self-driving, mixed reality, Internet of things, and big data, and demonstrate fascinating design concepts through the inspiration by Korean heritage and the world-renowned brands’ heritage,” says the school.
The glasses are designed to work with in conjunction with a smartphone, allowing users to experience unique tourist spots throughout the city via dynamic AR guide applications.
“Voyager is a pair of AR glasses for foreign city travelers. Once users rent Voyager AR glasses with a bike, these glasses make city traveling richer and more convenient with a variety of AR services provided. “Especially with navigating for electronic scooters integrated with scheduling app, users can easily visit unfamiliar spots in the city. Furthermore, users can watch and explore dynamic and vibrant AR guides at tourist destinations,” explain the designers.
So, how does one get a pair?
Well, it appears as though the Voyager AR glasses and helmet are only a concept at this point. But, perhaps with any luck, they’ll make it to production.
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