UW students win award to create augmented reality glasses

Google Glass, the wearable technology that debuted in 2013 and fizzled out in 2015, was one of the most divisive pieces of tech in the last decade. Some people found the augmented reality glasses creepy, a little too nerdy, or not worth their four-digit price tag. But the digital specs were a hit in some niche markets, like the healthcare sector, where doctors used the technology to take notes, aid in diagnoses, and even help in surgery. That’s why Tianen Chen, a PhD student studying with Electrical and Computer Engineering Assistant Professor Younghyun Kim in the Wisconsin Embedded Systems and Computing Laboratory (WISEST), is working on a new type of augmented reality glasses designed just for the healthcare industry.

The project, called ReadyVue: Energy Efficient Smart Glasses for Healthcare Applications, won the smart healthcare category of the Foxconn Smart Cities-Smart Futures competition in December 2019.

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