Patent published on October 12, 2023

New Patent Could Make Meta's Ray-Ban Stories Glasses Stop and Share Videos Hands-Free

In a time where technological advancements are breaking boundaries, a new patent filed by Meta Platforms Technologies could revolutionize how we record and share our experiences. The patent marked as US20230328168A1 outlines a pioneering method of filming using wearable technology - a new system for glasses equipped with a built-in camera.

The crux of the problem lies in the limitations of current computing devices. Computers, phones, and tablets, often used for video calls, are inconvenient and burdensome, especially in on-the-go scenarios. Holding these devices can hinder multitasking, and their reliance on substantial power sources makes them unsuited for long periods of video calling. Thus, transferring these capabilities to wrist-wearable gadgets might provide a hands-free experience that could switch between calling modes seamlessly.

Meta's innovative patent ushers in a solution to this issue. The head-worn wearable gadget (like glasses) comes armed with a video recording feature that uses sensor data to determine when to cease recording. When you're finished capturing your experiences, the glasses identify the pause and then transmit the video data to your wrist device.

Imagine hiking on a scenic trail and using these glasses to record your thrilling journey. Would you want to halt and fumble with your mobile device? Probably not. Instead, every time you pause to admire nature's beauty or check your wrist device, the smart glasses will automatically stop recording the video and transmit it to your wrist device.

But the magic doesn't stop there. The system also offers a coordinated experience between the two devices. Suppose you're in a heavy cooking session and decide to share your family's secret recipe with your friend via a video call. Using the smart glasses to capture the cooking procedure while managing the call via the wrist device could make this process an entirely hands-free experience.

It's crucial to remember that this is only a patent and may not necessarily become a market reality. However, it opens up a world of possibilities for video calling and recording, rendering these communication experiences more seamless and user-friendly.

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