Revolutionizing the Tech Sector: In today’s technological world of smart phones, video games and virtual reality,
everyone is looking toward the newest immersive experience of reality that can benefit society.
Augmented reality is the display of virtual or digital information overlaid on top of the real world. An example of this explosion of augmented reality in society can be seen with the app and game Pokemon Go. Going a step further, mixed reality, a technological breakthrough, is the combination of augmented reality and virtual reality. Mixed reality takes augmented reality a step further by merging the real world and the virtual world together to create an environment where collaboration on a common task can occur.
Nick Cherukuri and his company Third Eye are leaders in the technology of mixed and augmented reality. Founded in 2016, the company has expanded to employees worldwide and distributes products and systems to enterprises in the military, healthcare, and business ecosystems. ThirdEye is helping organizations improve cost savings through a remote teleconferencing platform enabled by mixed reality. A strong team unity is created with ThirdEye’s products giving the ability to connect supervisors or specialists anywhere in the world. ThirdEye is one of the only AR/AI companies that the US Military has validated for example.
“Our teams focus is to help solve people’s organizational needs. What we are really focused on is on how we take this really powerful technology that is augmented reality with so many different case useses and make it a powerful tool for people to use. That is why we spend so much time to develop our smart glasses and software platforms. We want to change people’s daily lives especially on the healthcare side,” said Cherukuri.
Their x2 smart glasses are an all-in-one hands-free smart product. Most of the glasses in the marketplace are not hands free and need to have the use of a cell phone. With the advent of this advancement, efficiency in the workplace is increased. Whether one is a field medic, healthcare worker, mechanic, or any technician working, hands can now be free. 80 percent of the workforce use their hands while working and with the arrival of Cherukuri’s x2 glasses this drastically allows for stronger communication. Unlike Google Glass, which offers around a 15- degree field of view, the x2 glasses have a 50-degree field of view and a much larger screen for displaying more advanced applications. The x2 glasses take smart glasses to the next level with their capabilities of displaying 3D holograms, ability to walk around in a virtual solar system, and interact with information overlaid on top of the real world.
During the pandemic, the x2 glasses not only saved hospitals money, but were able to identify critical patients and help first responders in a much safer way. ThirdEye developed a custom HIPPA compliant augmented reality telehealth platform that runs on the x2 glasses. Cherukuri and Thirdeye really tapped into what first responders needed. Working with the Crozer hospital chain, the mixed reality glasses and their RespondEye software platform allowed doctors and first responders to treat patients immediately at any location through its HIPPA-certified Augmented Reality telehealth capabilities.
Features on the smart glasses included thermal sensors allowing first responders, at a safe distance, to generate a thermal heat map and get a temperature of individuals to save the information. In addition, EMT’s wearing the glasses, could connect with remote doctors allowing them to see the EMT’s sight and in return provide live video assistance. Doctors could relay visual instruction over the x2 glasses user’s sight. Emergency protocols were able to be brought up by first responders during the pandemic. For Cherukuri and ThirdEye, the healthcare industry is one their top five industries, and they are very excited about their new partnership with Britain’s National Health Service.
For the 200 million+ individuals worldwide that suffer from vision impairment, the x2 glasses can help them see properly through zooming in or out, character recognition and color changes. Even those that suffer from Alzheimer’s can have image recognition next to a person’s face while using the x2 glasses. The multitude of usages for the x2 smart glasses and the software created by Cherukuri are prime examples of how mixed reality and augmented reality are the future of not just the workplace, but for the modern man in the 21century.
ThirdEye has partnered with all the major telecommunication companies and is testing 5g with their glasses. This will only increase the level of effectiveness for sending visual instructions to users. For Cherukuri, Ai and Augmented reality have always been a passion for the ThirdEye founder. From a young age at University of Pennsylvania, Cherukuri founded the Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality club that grew to include over 100 members.
“If you find yourself having a passion for this space then there is a lot of opportunity coming up. I think AI and AR will be two of the biggest job markets over the next decade. If you have the interest or the passion there is opportunity to succeed in this market,” said Cherukuri.
ThirdEye is currently helping to foster those with a passion and understanding that the future is AI. Internships are offered by the company, and they have started ThirdEye University where those interested in AI or AR can take free training courses. Individuals can become certified online and are taught how to make applications on the glasses that can be submitted for prizes. With AR programs now permeating Universities, Cherukuri is speaking across the country and sending out his message that finding passion at a young age will give you time to focus and gain experience needed to succeed. For the founder of ThirdEye and those on his team they all share a passion for technology.
“We want to leave a legacy with this technology impacting many people worldwide.
Hopefully a billion plus people one day will be using this technology. For now, we are focused
on how to solve different needs that these industries have that are a perfect use case for
Augmented Reality. The beauty of Augmented Reality is that you get to be in this world are just
overlaying information on top of the real world and that is why it has so many use cases and
why I am so passionate about it,” said Cherukuri.
To learn more about ThirdEye Gen visit www.thirdeyegen.com.