We may still be years away from Facebook's augmented reality glasses becoming an actual product, but we now know a little more about how they might work.
A new patent filing reveals additional details about Facebook's AR glasses, including how they might handle audio. The patent, originally filed in January but published Thursday, describes a "cartilage conduction audio system for eyewear devices."
The glasses' overall design is similar to what we saw in a previous patent published in 2017, though it now appears plans for the glasses are much further along.
Using sensors, as well as those that sit inside the ear, the glasses would be able to project sound into your ear while also allowing you to hear ambient noise around you. The idea is similar to headphones that use bone conduction technology, though the patent notes that its cartilage conduction method is more comfortable and reliable than bone conduction. Read more...