In Bits & Chips magazine of October 2019, an article written by consultants of ALTEN has been published. It tells about the Horizon 2020 project (an international R&D innovation program) led by a major eyewear company, an advanced smart glasses product was developed that supports users in their daily activities. Being one of the consortium members, ALTEN in the Netherlands describes the main technical challenges and explains how they were solved.
What if your glasses were to monitor your environment and support you in your behavior? This type of smart glasses has been developed in a project as part of the European Horizon 2020 program. The sensors and electronics inside the glasses allow the wearer to monitor their activity and exposure to light, leading to a healthier and happier life. The European consortium was led by one of the major companies in the eyewear industry. ALTEN developed the entire software chain: firmware, algorithms, mobile applications, cloud storage and data analysis.