Wearable Tech Eyewear Pioneer LASTER Creates Open Source Options For Developers

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Encourages Innovative App Creation for SeeThru Augmented Reality Eyewear via Open Software Developer Kit (SDK) and Forum

'Since the launch of our Kickstarter campaign we’ve had an incredible amount of interest from developers who want to create custom apps for SeeThru,' said Zile Liu, CEO and founder of LASTER Technologies.

LASTER Technologies, creator of SeeThru Augmented Reality (AR) eyewear, today announced a new open SDK and the launch of a SeeThru app Developer’s Forum.

“Since the launch of our Kickstarter campaign we’ve had an incredible amount of interest from developers who want to create custom apps for SeeThru,” said Zile Liu, CEO and founder of LASTER Technologies. “We’ve already announced a new app for motorcyclists and by opening up our SDK under a new BSD license (http://opensource.org/licenses/BSD-3-Clause), we’re giving developers, and ultimately SeeThru wearers, even greater freedom to experience augmented reality in exciting new ways.”

The developer forum will be an open environment to encourage sharing and innovation in the development of SeeThru apps. Followers will be able to follow the latest news about SeeThru, ask questions, share code and receive technical support. The forum can be found at http://laster.freeforums.org/.

What makes SeeThru unique?
LASTER Technologies’ SeeThru eyewear provides the only genuine Augmented Reality wireless eyewear on the market, so wearers see the real world through their own eyes rather than through the lens of a camera. AR content is displayed via SeeThru, within the wearer’s natural field of vision, allowing them to experience AR content unadulterated by a camera.

Providing a larger field of view and higher quality images than other glass products, SeeThru also displays data in front of the viewer—avoiding the awkward looking up and to the right that other glasses require. This allows for a higher quality viewing experience that not only enhances visibility, but makes activities more enjoyable and safe.

LASTER SeeThru uses GPS location information coupled with accurate, built-in sensors (gyroscopes, accelerometer and a compass) to detect orientation and position determining exactly where the wearer is and in which direction they are looking. And LASTER SeeThru does all of this without a socially invasive camera, ensuring privacy for everyone around the wearer.

SeeThru glasses can be acquired for as little as $349. The Kickstarter page can be found at http://www.LASTER.fr/kickstarter. LASTER is now offering free shipping to anywhere in the world with a $349 contribution. The new open SDK is available immediately by going to the LASTER website at http://www.LASTER.fr/sdk complete with training guides and support.

About LASTER Technologies
Founded in 2005 and based in Paris, France and Sunnyvale, California, LASTER Technologies was the first manufacturer to introduce the concept of the consumer augmented reality experience. LASTER SeeThru gives wearers the only genuine AR product on the market, delivering higher definition and quality than any other wireless eyewear manufacturer, at an affordable price. LASTER’s world-leading engineers are wearable device experts specialized in optics, opto-mechanics and computer vision. LASTER licenses their patented core technology to other glass manufacturers. Enterprise customers include medium and large corporations and several branches of the military. Get more information at http://www.LASTER.fr.

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