Google Glass

An augmented reality head-mounted display (HMD) named as Google glass which is done by Google and uses Android’s operating system. Google’s Project Glass has been one of the most anticipated and hyped projects to come out of Google in quite some time. Google glass displays information similar to smart phone. Hand-free option is there to interact with internet through natural language voice commands. It’s has a smooth and light appearance consist of aluminium strip with two nose pads. Google X Lab the developer of Google glass and it is announced on Google+ by Babak Parviz who’s an electrical engineer and he worked on putting displays into contact lenses. Google has patented the design of Project Glass. though the project glass are not really a new idea, the project has drawn media attention due to the backing by Google , as well as the prototype design, which is smaller and slimmer than previous designs for head-mounted displays.

After a rather epic demo the company finally gave us a slightly deeper look at the wearable computer of future. Inside is the usual set of components you’d expect inside any mobile phone. There’s a powerful CPU and lots of RAM alongside an accelerometer, gyroscope and wireless radios for pulling in data. There’s a mic for voice commands, a speaker and a camera, which can also be controlled by the touchpad that lines the side of the wearable device. Google glass was demonstrated in the first test video shot with the eyewear and 720p HD first person video recording capabilities of augmented reality display.

Google glass

All of those components sit off to one side, though Google says they’re still well-balanced and actually lighter than some pairs of sunglasses. The tiny transparent display doesn’t actually sit directly in front of your eye. It’s slightly above your line of vision, so that it shouldn’t interfere with your normal life.

The three different prototypes on stage — a light blue pair, a white pair and a black pair — indicating that personalization and style were concerns. And that’s a good thing since Glass is meant to be worn in public. Ultimately Google hopes that the project will be the next step in its quest to make information quickly and universally accessible. The ability to capture images from the first person perspective seems to be key to the device.

Instead of peering into smart phone screens to learn or communicate, the Internet giant imagines a future where people wear bifocal frames containing a built in camera, speaker, microphone and tiny monitor. According to the conceptual video accompanying the design photos, you might be able to check the weather forecast by simply gazing at the sky, get directions by following a virtual path or see the floating face of a friend the moment they ring your cell.

Glass still faces the expected challenges of breaking past self-conscious users, the unavoidable questions when sporting the wearable in public, and probably the limitations of battery life as well. There’s also the work of bringing developers on board and getting them comfortable with the cloud-based system. Essential if Glass is to be more than a mobile camera and Google terminal. All of those factors seem somehow lasting a very short time, however, in contrast to the potential the headset has for trying us more closely, more intuitively, to the online world and the resources it offers. Bring it on Google, our faces are ready.

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