About ODG

Welcome to The Big Tomorrow.

Osterhout Design Group (ODG) is a private company headquartered in San Francisco. Our story begins in 1999, revolutionizing the high-tech toy industry by integrating high-performance electronics to create devices loved by the old and young alike. Today, ODG is changing the world of computing with its Augmented Reality Smartglasses.

ODG has had a long and successful history with heads up displays and wearable computing. Working closely with Government and corporate partners, we’ve 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.

Who We Are

We design, develop and build. We innovate and push boundaries. We trend set. We go it alone or partner with others in pursuit of the next big thing.

Our Mission

We're building Smarter Glasses that redefine the way work is done and will ultimately change the way we interact with information and each other in our day-to-day lives.

The Team

ODG is a melting pot of revolutionary minds from across the world. We have an A-Team of experts who come from a broad range of disciplines, including designers, engineers, developers and support staff.


Ralph Osterhout

Chief Executive Officer

Ralph is a developer, designer and entrepreneur. In his career, he has developed over 2,000 different products and hundreds of separate product lines for companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500s, as well as the government. He founded ODG in 1999, after several decades founding, building and selling companies in consumer products, sporting goods, defense contracting, personal electronics and high tech toys. Ralph has over 215 US patents and applications to his name and more than two decades working with head-worn displays. He was the designer of the PVS7 Night Vision Goggles and heads-up displays in scuba masks. He graduated from San Jose State University with a BS in Psychology.

Pete Jameson

Chief Operating Officer

Pete has extensive leadership, general management and marketing experience, working at Kodak in a number of senior positions before joining ODG in 2012. During his 20-year Kodak career, he was responsible for a number of business groups, including General Manager of Kodak's Digital Devices Business, leading Kodak's Commercial Imaging Business in Europe, Middle East and Africa and as a founding member of Kodak's Global Digital Camera Business and GM of the Worldwide Professional Sector. Pete has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Union College and an MBA from the University of Rochester Simon School of Business.

What We Do

Industrial Design

Compelling computer-human-interfaces and leading human factors aesthetics.


Products and accessories from concept to volume production.


Multi-discipline engineering teams across software, hardware, and firmware.


36,000 sq. ft. facility with clean room and full testing labs.

As a developer of revolutionary technologies, ODG has a great respect for intellectual property. Part of ODG's real commitment to innovation is to protect its inventions with a comprehensive patent strategy. Since the beginning of 2014 and in conjunction with it's latest platform developments, ODG has over 200 patents and patents pending in the head-worn space and continues to aggressively patent its new technologies.

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