Osterhout Design Group

Augmented Reality Glasses and the ReticleOS development platform.
End Market(s):  Energy & Industrials, Defense & Security, HealthcareMedia

Company Type:  Platform Developer

Coverage & Analysis from the Information Feed:

Summary:  Osterhout Design Group (ODG) is a private company headquartered in San Francisco, CA. The company was founded in 1999 and began by focusing on revolutionizing the high-tech toy industry by integrating high-performance electronics. Today, ODG is changing the world of computing with its Augmented Reality Smartglasses.

Working closely with government and corporate partners, ODG has developed and delivered multicore, cellular based handheld biometric computers; man-packable, highly portable servers; miniature UAVs; and multiple versions of our Smartglasses. Over the last 6 years, the Company has invested tens of millions of dollars in head worn computing.

The company’s mission is to build Smarter Glasses that redefine the way work is done and the way we interact with information in our day-to-day lives.

The company’s Smartglasses system, along with its ReticleOS development framework, is designed to be the hands-free computer of tomorrow. A fully-integrated, untethered devices that have the power to redefine what can be done on the go.



  • 21st Century Fox acquired a minority stake in ODG in January 2016 (terms undisclosed)
  • ODG sold intellectual property rights to Microsoft in March 2014 for $150 million

Product / Service Offerings:

Smartglasses System – augmented reality glasses built for demanding environments and applications.

ReticleOS Developer Framework – an innovative interface solution on top of Android to optimize a head-worn, see-thru, and hands-free computing experience. Its Developer program empowers developers to create innovative programs through an API suite, coding resources, sample code, and community forums.

Customers:  A variety of industries are using ODG’s Smartglasses to change the way they work.

Competitors: Atheer, Six15 Technologies, Vuzix