Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses have been integrated into SWORD, a new Augmented Reality security solution with IoT capabilities. SWORD is a combined app and case built for the iPhone 8 Plus and iPad Pro, and is designed to help security personnel identify and respond to threats in real time.
Those threats include concealed weapons, suspicious persons, and even active shooters. SWORD features a camera that allows it to make facial recognition scans, as well as a thermal imaging sensor that can detect explosives and concealed weapons. If a situation escalates, it also boasts the ability to triangulate the location of gunfire.
All of the information is displayed on the Vuzix smart glasses to create a highly mobile and adaptable perimeter solution.
“Vuzix Blade provides a see-through display that not only allows our customers to stay connected with the real world, but also be connected to the digital world to receive critical alerts related to safety threats from our SWORD solution,” said SWORD Founder and CEO Barry Oberholzer.
According to Oberholzer, SWORD has already received more than 88,000 pre-orders, with production expected to begin in earnest in Q3 2019. Vuzix previously integrated Sensory’s TrulyHandsFree voice recognition tech into its M300 smart glasses. More recently, it was one of several device manufacturers that lent support to Qualcomm’s new XR1 chip platform.