Project Glass is a project started by Google to to develop an augmented reality head-mounted display.The intended purpose of this project to provide a hands-free information to the users of other handheld smartphone users.
And also to create a hands-free device using which user will be able to interact to the outer world via internet and GSM communication system Just by using natural voice and hand gestures.I think this is a better step towards Innovation and Technology.
The functionality and physical appearance (minimalist design of the aluminium strip with 2 nose pads) has been compared to Steve Mann‘s Eye-tap. Also the OS used in this device will be Google’s very own Android. Project Glass is a project started at Google X Lab,At the company which has old record of working and creating futuristic technologies also, Just like a self-driving car.
The project was announced on Google+by Babak Parviz, an electrical engineer who has also worked on putting displays into contact lenses; Steve Lee, a project manager and “geolocation specialist”; and Sebastian Thrun, who developed Udacity as well as worked on the self-driving car project. Google has patented the design of Project Glass.
Equipment of Project Glass:
Though the dream for a head worn computer or smartphone is not a new idea,But only this project has attracted media attention and people’s attraction in it due to its being backed by Google,the Most trusted company by users and also due to its prototype which is slim sleek and more efficient then the previous head-mounted displays.
In the future it may be possible that features like this will be integrated in more sleekest and simple designs but at this time this is first most sleekest and slimmest designs going to be produced.
The New York Times reported that these glasses will be for the public for “around the cost of current smartphones” till the end of 2012.But the other resources Glasses are not expected to be available to use soon.The product (Google Glass Explorer Edition) will be available to United States Google I/O developers for $1,500, shipping early in 2013, while a consumer version is slated to be ready within a year of that.
The product started testing and evaluating for errors from April 2012. Sergey Brin wore a prototype set of glasses to an April 5, 2012 Foundation Fighting Blindness event in San Francisco. On May 23, 2012, Sergey Brin demoed the glasses on The Gavin Newsom Show and let California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom wear the glasses. On June 27, 2012, Sergey Brin demoed the glasses at Google I/O.where skydivers, abseilers, and mountain bikers wore the glasses and live streamed their point of view to a Google+ Hangout, which was also shown live at the Google I/O presentation.