May 31, 2012

Google Project Glass

Project Glass is a research and development program by Google to develop  an argumented reality head mounted display (HMD).

The intended purpose of a project glass projects would be the hands free displaying of information currently available to most smartphone users, and allowing for interaction with the internet via natural language voice commands in a manner similar to iPhone application siri. The operating system used in the glasses will be Google's Android.

Project glass is a part of the Google X Lab at the company, which has worked on other futuristic technologies such as a self driving car. The project was announced on Google+ by Babk Parviz, an Electrical Engineer who has also worked on putting displays into contact lenses. The project has drawn media actions primarily due to its backing by Google, as well as the prototype , which is smaller and slimmer than previous designs for HMD. The first Project Glass demo resembles a pair of normal eyeglasses where the lens is replaces by heads up displays.

The product has began testing in April-May 2012. And it will be available to the public for "around the cost of smartphones" by the end of 2012, But other reports have stated that glasses are not expected to be available for purchase soon. Google has patented the design of Project Glass.


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