Feb.12, 2013

Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, was photographed recently on the New York's downtown 3 train wearing Google's augmented-reality "glasses." Project Glass is a research and development program by Google to develop an augmented reality head-mounted display (HMD).

(Credit: Noah Zerkin)

(Credit: Google)

Google glass which sits on the wearer's ears and covers one eye with a translucent rectangle, about the size of a stamp, could display data on a screen about the user's surroundings, based on Google search data. It has a small embedded computer that runs on the Android mobile operating system. It does basically what a smartphone can do: certain scrolling motions made on the side of the headset can be used to navigate app interfaces, and user can also take photos and videos with hands-free functionality. It is expect this device could be shipped out to developers later this year, and a consumer version will be ready in 2014 for less than $1,500.

Google glass has been very attractive to consumers. Already some Google employees were spotted in public wearing Google Glass prototype. EB Studios visited Google's Mountain View, CA headquarters to understand the future of Google[x]. Spotted: the google team uses 3D printer to make custom project Glass prototypes. Check out the video below:


Rapid prototyping is a method used to accelerate the innovation process. At TEDYouth 2012, Tom Chi from Google explained how rapid prototyping was used to create Google Glass in just few hours. Chi demonstrated that anyone can build incredible products by using everyday materials and a bit of ingenuity.

 

 

 

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Ethan B wrote at 2/12/2013 9:39:48 PM:

Thank you for posting.



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