The Japanese mobile operator NTT DoCoMo together with Olympus have developed a miniature AR Walker display, which is mounted on glasses and can work as a navigator and shopping guide that you pass by.
The device is equipped with a gyro sensor to determine the direction of movement, and receives a picture from a smartphone via wireless. If the GPS navigator is installed on the phone, knowing the coordinates and direction of the person’s movement, the program can determine which objects are in its field of view - and automatically load the contextual information. There are additional features. When a person raises his head and looks at the sky, the weather forecast is automatically loaded. If you look straight ahead, then the navigation mode is activated. The prototype of the device was shown at the CEATEC electronics exhibition, which was held in Japan last week. In the future, the company is going to develop a new form factor for AR Walker, so that it will stay without glasses.
On another video you can watch the display directly in operation (a fragment from about 4 minutes 8 seconds).
The prototype at the exhibition worked in conjunction with the smartphone HTC HT-02A (HTC Touch Diamond).
Unfortunately, the display developers are not going to start selling these devices yet. They want to refine it, they say it will take another one or two generations of prototypes before they mature into the mass market.