Microsoft granted patent for new ‘health-focused’ AR glasses

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Microsoft has been received a patent for a new wearable glasses that will tell users what to eat and what not to. Microsoft filed the patent, titled ‘Wearable food nutrition feedback system’, in 2015. Filed under “MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC” name, the glasses appear to be based on augmented reality.

The glasses are said to give the users general warnings about their nutritional intake, food consumption’s and social interaction. The device is said to include sensors that can identify food items.

“A see-through, head mounted display and sensing devices cooperating to provide feedback on food items detected in the device field of view. Feedback can include warnings based on personal wearer needs, general nutrition information, food consumption tracking and social interactions. The system includes one or more processing devices in communication with display and the sensors which identify food items proximate to the apparatus, determine feedback information relevant to a wearer of the apparatus; and render feedback information in the display,” says the abstract of the patent.


CB Insights, the website that first spotted the patent, says that the glasses will track the wearer’s eye ball to understand better what he/she wants. The general nutrition intake warnings will be based on the parameters set by the wearer. The report adds that the captured image of the food item will go through an “image processing engine” and lets Microsoft match it with the nutritional data provided by the manufacturer or the restaurant or with similar recipes online. Nothing else has been mentioned about the augmented reality device until now.

Microsoft recently launched its new cloud based OS – Windows 10 S – along with the Surface Laptop. The new version is aimed primarily at the education sector and is designed to run even on low-end devices.

The company is also set to bring Cortana-powered Harman Kardon Invoke speaker in the market. The speaker aims to compete with Google Home and Amazon Echo.


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