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Real-Time, Virtual Eyeglass Try-On System Launches

Nov. 15, 2017

Tech startup Speqs is introducing SpeqsOn, a real-time, virtual eyeglass try-on system. The mobile system is driven by Image Metric, a facial mapping and tracking algorithm set that allows for highly accurate images from any camera source. It can adjust to a wide array of conditions, including low light, as well as race, gender, age or facial hair differences.

The Image Metrics technology has been tested in the cosmetic industry via the “Makeup Genius” app developed for L’Oreal.

Key features of the system:

• SpeqsOn utilizes a high-performance mobile Augmented Reality (AR) platform for real-time 3D facial-based applications on mobile devices. The mobile platform is designed to increase consumer engagement, and provides rich analytics.

• The system is virtually instant. Users can begin trying on glasses in only 7.4 seconds, significantly faster than some competitors’ try-on systems.

The technology is intended to offer a fun user experience, allowing for flipping through eyewear quickly, with suggested looks and an instant thumbs up and down. Users can view all aspects of the glasses.

“VTO within the optical industry specifically is moving quickly now, with almost all of the large players working to grapple with the obvious power of highly realistic, simple-to-use “Snapchat like” technology, and how it enters the market. People can now experience a great fit, near photorealistic rendering, and unlimited frames to try-on. Image Metrics is very pleased to have partnered with the fearless visionaries at Speqs as they take optical dispensing to the next generation—utilizing multiple new technical platforms to offer a smooth, unprecedented customer journey,” says Ron Ryder, CEO, Image Metrics.

The system can be adapted to new technology such as depth cameras, which will facilitate accurate frame measurement and upcoming Augmented Reality (AR) hardware devices.

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