In the wake of the recent Google Glass skydiving stunt and news that Apple has been granted a head mounted display patent, it's clear that the wearable computing field is heating up. Now adding its name to the list of companies vying for a piece this emerging market is Olympus.
The Japanese technology company announced a new device today called the Meg4.0, a wearable display prototype that fits over a normal pair of glasses and allows the wearer to connect it to their smartphone or other mobile device via Bluetooth. According to the announcement, the wearable display also has a built-in accelerometer and up to eight hours of battery life.
Olympus hasn't announced a commercial release date for the Meg4.0, and we have yet to see a detailed demonstration of the technology. Nevertheless, this announcement offers more proof that wearable computers have finally arrived and it's just a matter of time before we all get to experience this new computing platform first hand.