CEO of Meta Platforms Inc, Mark Zuckerberg, gave tech enthusiasts a sneak peek into the latest smart glass venture with EssiolrLuxottica, uploading a picture of the Chairman of the eyewear company flaunting a prototype of a wristband with a neural interface that is designed for controlling other devices.
In his Facebook post, Zuckerberg, who is in Milan, said the new neural interface EMG (Electromyography), as flaunted by Leonardo Del Vecchio, the chairman of EssilorLuxottica, will ultimately let users control their glasses and other devices.
Formerly known as Facebook, after a name change in October, Meta Platform had already shared with users their plans of developing a wristband to direct augmented reality eyewear, giving users the option to use finger movements to navigate in the virtual world.
Silicon Valley giants like Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc, and Alphabet Inc are all contenders in the race to push out the wearable technology business by prototyping augmented reality glasses in hopes of replacing mobile phones one day.
Google delved into the fitness tracking business by buying out Fitbit for $2.1 billion.
In 2020, Meta Platforms and EssilorLuxottica declared a long-lasting association to engineer smart wearable glasses. Currently, EssilorLuxottica sells existing frames like the timeless Ray-Ban wayfarer that are integrated with technology, allowing the user to click pictures and stream music, and take calls, all starting at a price of $299