Glasses.com turns heads with three dimensional iPad app for sunglasses
AFPLONG BEACH, California--Jonathan Coon turned heads Wednesday with iPad software that lets people try on sunglasses by manipulating 3D images of themselves from the neck up.
March 1, 2013, 12:03 am TWN
The founder of discount prescription lens company 1-800 Contacts used a TED Conference known for luring the technology savvy to introduce a service intended to let shoppers see themselves in eyewear using smartphones, tablets or computers with cameras built into screens.
“One of the great ironies of glasses is that people who wear them usually can't see themselves when they are shopping for glasses because they need to be wearing prescription lenses,” Coon said.
“For the first time, you can see yourself trying on glasses.”
Glasses.com software, which will be released in April for iPads and spread to iPhones, as well as Android mobile gadgets and computer Web browsers, uses device cameras to create 3D images of people's heads, according to Coon.