Google Project Glass Unveiled
On April 4th, Google unveiled their new “Project Glass”, a type of augmented Reality Eyewear. Project Glass is something like a visual version of Apple’s Siri on the iPhone 4S.
A pair of glasses projects information onto a screen in front of the user’s right eye. It allows users to check the weather, look up directions and transportation information and even allows friends to see “through your eyes” via video chat.
Project Glass is still in the development stage. Google’s Project Glass team posted on Google Plus “A group of us from Google[x] started Project Glass to build this kind of technology, one that helps you explore and share your world, putting you back in the moment. We’re sharing this information now because we want to start a conversation and learn from your valuable input. So we took a few design photos to show what this technology could look like and created a video to demonstrate what it might enable you to do.”
The post also includes a video, which demonstrates possible uses for the technology. One can observe the user getting subway information, taking pictures, and video chatting through the device—all using voice commands.
While some may think that the technology is overly intrusive, Google state: “We think technology should work for you — to be there when you need it and get out of your way when you don't.” They are asking for feedback on the project from consumers, through the Project Glass account on Google Plus.