Mixed Reality Jio Glass By Reliance – All That You Need To Know

by Itika Singhal

Jio Glass is going to be the first indigenous mixed reality wearable brought to you by Jio Reliance’s subsidiary Tesseract. It is expected that the Jio Glass will be launched in India sometime next year.

Augmented and Virtual reality market is hotting up with tech giants actively getting involved in research and development in the field. Google and Facebook, amongst many others have done their fair share of investments and are prepping up for the future as well. India’s Reliance Industries has also announced their first ever mixed reality device called Jio Glass offering best in class mixed reality services. Here is all we know about it till now –

Mixed Reality Wearable – Jio Glass specifications

  • The Jio Glass was officially announced at the 43rd AGM of Reliance Industries. It is likely to come in the market sometime next year.
  • It weights about 75 grams and comes with high resolution display.
  • At the time of the announcement, it was said that Jio Glass already had 25 built in applications.
  • Jio Glass will take the advantage of the said Jio 5G services which will provide high speed internet. It can be connected to your mobile device using a cable in order to use the internet.
  • It has a personalised inbuilt audio system and does not require support of additional accessories for the same. It supports all standard audio formats.

Jio Glass Applications and Use cases

Various applications and use cases were demonstrated during the announcement of the Jio Glass. The aim to showcase these applications was to make a point that Jio Glass enables smooth collaboration to ensure that you stay connected no matter where you are.

  • With the on-going pandemic, work from home and collaborations have become virtual. Jio Glass wearable will will make virtual meetings more efficient. This was demonstrated when Reliance Industries’ president, Mr. Kiran Thomas called Akash Ambani and Isha Ambani. Akash attended the video call using his virtual avatar and Isha in a 2D video format. They attended the call in an holographic 3D environment.
  • In their video call, Akash and Isha demonstrated giving presentations on a virtual screen in virtual environment. They shared 3D assets and holograms for product design discussions.
  • Jio Glass can also be used in education industry. For an immersive learning experience, teachers and students can come in a virtual 3D room to conduct holographic classes. Be it a solar system or the architecture of Taj Mahal, you can look at it up close!
  • It is our guess that this also means small tease for the tourism industry. If you can visit Taj Mahal in Agra or Colloseum in Rome to study the architecture, we are sure this application can also be extended to the virtual tourism industry. 

Even though we have the above details, nothing conclusive can be stated about what mixed reality product or services will be finally launched when it does!

What does it mean for India?

  • Even though Google announced Google glasses in 2013, the market then was not ready to adopt the technology. With the on-going pandemic, people have become more open to virtual experiences.
  • With Jio Glass, India will have in-home designed and developed mixed reality products and services which will make technology easily accessible and cost effective
  • India has the potential of becoming a supplier to the global immersive technology demands.
  • Larger scope for Indian startups to work in the field, innovate and put India at the fore front of a technological revolution

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