Category: Magnifying Lenses

ODG R-7 Smart Glasses

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ODG R-7 Smart Glasses are wearable technology designed for people with macular degeneration or visual impairment see. In January, Osterhout Design Group presented the R-7, the company’s seventh-generation device. The glasses are an Android tablet the user can wear. They are programmable by a wide range of developers – via ODG APIs and an SDK* – for a diverse set of applications. A pair of R-7s is a high-quality movie player, an augmented-reality and virtual-reality headset. Built to include sophisticated sensors like gyroscopes, magnetometers, and accelerometers, as well as the latest Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and voice-recognition systems, a 4-megapixel camera, global navigation satellite system technology, and a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, R-7 users have options for what to do with the glasses. It’s possible for the screen to automatically block all light coming in from the outside, or to use R-7 Smart Glasses as an augmented reality system that can superimpose all kinds of data over the user’s view. There’s also “assisted reality,” where the user can, for example, look at someone and have that person’s bio pop up, or where the user a can be trying to assemble something, and instructions automatically appear on the screen as a step-by-step guide. Or the user can watch a movie on the R-7, and it’s the equivalent, in terms of how their eyes see it, of watching on a 65-inch HD screen from eight feet away. Each lens features an independently driven 720 pixel lens capable of showing content at 80 frames per second and with full 3-Dimensional visualization. ODG developed its own Android-based operating system for the glasses, known as Reticle OS. Those individuals with macular degeneration struggle with things like central-vision loss, requiring significant magnification in order to decipher things like which letter of the alphabet they’re looking at. The R-7 offered the ability to give patients glasses with sophisticated variable magnification and contrast adjustment. The software has voice inputs, which lets users speak their commands to the glasses, things like making text bigger or smaller, or changing the color. They can say, “NuEyes, watch TV,” and it will stream TV in a way that the user can see. The glasses can also incorporate telescopic lenses, which when used to magnify something, don’t pixelate the content.

Technical Specifications: 

*API is an interface that allows software programs to interact with each other, whereas a SDK is a set of tools that can be used to develop software applications targeting a specific platform.


  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 805
  • 2.7GHz quad-core Processor
  • 3GB Pop LP-DDR3 RAM
  • 64GB Storage
  • 1300mAh Lithium-Ion Batteries (2 x 650mAh)
  • Replaceable Magnetic Nose Bridge
  • Removable Ear Horns
  • Dual Haptic Feedback in Temples


  • Dual 720p Stereoscopic See-Thru Displays at up to 80fps
  • 60% See-Thru Transmission (Up to 80% Available)
  • High See-Thru Capability
  • Magnetically Swapple Photochromic Shields


  • Bluetooth® 4 .1 (Basic rate, EDR, BLE)
  • WiFi® Dual Band
  • GNSS-based Location (includes GPS and GLONASS)


  • Multiple Integrated Inertial Measuring Units with 3-Axis Accelerometer, 3-Axis Gyroscope, 3-Axis Magnetometer
  • Altitude Sensor
  • Humidity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Single Autofocus 4MP Camera
  • Available in Portrait or Landscape Orientation


  • 2 Digital Microphones (Environment & User)
  • Magnetic Charging Port with USB On-The-Go
  • Magnetic Stereo Audio Ports with Ear Buds


  • ReticleOS™, Android Marshmallow Framework
  • Optimized for ODG Smartglasses
  • Compatible with a Number of SDKs
  • ReticleOS™ Developer Program


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ODG Smart Glasses

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Osterhout Design Group
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Osterhout Design Group is led by Ralph Osterhout, a man that's known as an electronics genius, manufactures and invents sunglasses to help the disabled and particularly, the blind. The R-7, and all ODG glasses that come after them stand on three pillars. The first is immersive, cinema-quality displays with no visual pixels, and true color. The second is full integration in the 5.5-ounce device, meaning no cables, no connection to an external computer, and no battery pack required. And finally, extreme mobility, meaning that the glasses are meant to be fully mobile, for use indoors or outdoors, whether it’s under a truck you’re repairing, or out on a sidewalk in bright sunshine.

ODG is the leader in smartglasses and extended reality technologies. Support requests are taken on their website.