Bluetooth Assisted Reality

Our wearable prototype detects the direction of arrival of an electromagnetic source and acts on it.

The patent portfolio

US 9,092,898 Method, system and apparatus for the augmentation of radio emissions

US 10,056,054 Method, system, and apparatus for optimizing the augmentation of radio emissions

US 10,477,602 Method, system, and apparatus for providing content, functionalities and services in connection with the reception of an electromagnetic signal

EP 3596782 Method, system, and apparatus for providing content, functionalities and services in connection with the reception of an EM signal

US 10,880,716 Method, system, and apparatus for providing content, functionalities, and services in connection with the reception of an electromagnetic signal.

Assisted reality - User cases samples

Directional control of IoT objects

-Voice-

Directional control IoT objects

-Smartwatch-

Recognizing people

-Left, front, right

Directional navigation

-Breadcrumb trail-

The technology

By integrating three or more dipole antennas into the frames of glasses, users can efficiently locate radiating nearby objects of interest within their augmented reality-based, FOVs (people carrying smartphones or smartwatches, retail items incorporating miniature antennas, IoT objects). In this system, each local object emits an "I am here" signal and, correspondingly, each antenna onboard the glasses, receives the same signal at a different signal strength. By measuring the received signal strengths at each of the antennas, the system can estimate the directional whereabouts of the local radio emitting object: Front, Left, Right or Unknown. This solution, which is based on common radio emission modules such as Bluetooth Low Energy and asymmetric radiation patterns, elegantly requires less hardware complexity, connectivity, and power. It does not rely on static “object” locations, imprecise GPS positioning, or power-intensive and faulty image recognition solutions.