LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kopin® Corporation (Nasdaq: KOPN), a leading developer and provider of innovative wearable technologies and solutions for head-worn computing and display systems, unleashes SolosTM, an ultra-lightweight performance eyewear streamlined for aerodynamics, style and comfort. Solos allows cyclists to easily access real-time performance data from their smartphone or wearable sensors on its high-resolution head-up display.
“The Solos Team has worked directly with professional cyclists to ascertain the critical feedback for smart eyewear that would optimize their performance in a minimalist, functional and fashionable design,” commented Dr. Ernesto Martinez, Project Leader of Solos. “The key insights included, keeping it lightweight, streamlined, intuitive to operate and minimize eyes off the road. These design pillars are evident throughout Solos, giving riders exactly what they need and nothing that they don’t.”
Solos employs a display which measures only 4mm in height, as small as the size of a human pupil, yet casts a large 5-inch virtual screen with bright, high-resolution full color graphics. Solos provides a wide range of adjustability, allowing cyclists to modify the position of the display based on their unique riding posture like training for a triathlon, hitting a century ride, or blazing through mountain trails. The translucent virtual screen provides a vibrant and bright, sunlight readable image that cuts glare to maximize visual clarity and provide a safe experience for any journey whether it’s a dimly lit morning ride, bright daylight ride or setting stride into the evening sunset.
Aerodynamically Designed for Maximum Speed and Comfort
From the form factor to material selection, every design decision behind Solos was meticulously analyzed and tested in wind tunnels to ensure minimal drag and optimal comfort. Ergonomically designed, Solos comfortably rests on any cyclists face, blends seamlessly with the helmet and features anti-slip temple and nose pads for ultimate grip during high-intensity training. The lightweight and flexible frames are crafted with the industry’s most durable high-end polycarbonate to protect from impact, wind, dust and shocks.
Solos embraces a “Bio-Inspired” design philosophy which signifies that every element of the product is engineered to seamlessly integrate with your body. With an in–depth understanding of human physiology, Solos displays an easily adjustable viewing position that minimizes strain on the eye from long-term rides. Solos also includes advanced voice extraction technology that allows voice commands to control the display settings without lifting a finger. The integrated near-ear stereo speaker system with ambient monitoring provides dynamic volume control to deliver performance cues that can be clearly heard above the noise of the road and wind.
A Powerful Ecosystem
Kopin’s Solos provides a holistic platform of sensory information, and delivers enhanced performance metrics such as heart rate, speed, power, pace, cadence, distance, duration, and other Bluetooth and ANT+ compatible data. Solos pairs with your smartphone to access caller ID, notifications and social media. The Solos app captures, streams and syncs data, allowing cyclists to fine-tune their workouts and closely track target performance levels in real-time. It also supports existing training programs and new tool development allowing users to optimize their training experience.
Solos will be displayed for the first time at Interbike 2015 at booth #14029. Please contact PR representatives Mara Castro or Kristen Mondshein to schedule in-person demos or interviews with the Solos team.
The mission of Solos is to create unique performance-enabled devices meant to inspire endurance athletes to their greatest potential. By creating optimal head-up displays and simplified accessibility to performance data, Solos focuses on catering to today’s endurance athletes. The Solos mission is to be lighter, smaller, smarter and better, all while focusing on the utmost in data collection and delivering safe, intelligent solutions.
Kopin Corporation is a leading developer and provider of innovative wearable technologies and solutions for integration into head-worn computing and display systems to military, industrial and consumer customers. Kopin’s technology portfolio includes ultra-small displays, optics, speech enhancement technology, system and hands-free control software, low-power ASICs, and ergonomically designed smart headset reference systems. Kopin’s proprietary components and technology are protected by more than 300 global patents and patents pending. For more information, please visit Kopin’s website at www.kopin.com.