Saturday, June 1, 2013

Google Glass

 

Google Glass is a wearable computer with a head-mounted display (HMD) that is being developed by Google in the Project Glass research and development project,with the mission of producing a mass-market ubiquitous computer. Google Glass displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format, that can interact with the Internet via natural language voice commands. While the frames do not currently have lenses fitted to them, Google is considering partnerships with sunglass retailers such as Ray-Ban or Warby Parker, and may also open retail stores to allow customers to try on the device.The Explorer Edition cannot be used by people who wear prescription glasses, but Google has confirmed that Glass will eventually work with frames and lenses that match the wearer's prescription; the glasses will be modular and therefore possibly attachable to normal prescription glasses.

google-glassesGlass is being developed by Google x,which has worked on other futuristic technologies such as driverless cars. The project was announced on Google+ by Project Glass lead Babak Parviz, an electrical engineer who has also worked on putting displays into contact lenses; Steve Lee, a product 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. Thad Starner, an augmented reality expert, is a technical lead/manager on the project.

Technical specifications
For the developer Explorer units:
Android 4.0.4 and higher
No official information about display resolution, 640×360 suggested, as it is recommended for app developers
5-megapixel camera, capable of 720p video recording
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
Bluetooth
16GB storage (12 GB available)
Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 SoC 1.2Ghz Dual(ARMv7)
682MB RAM "proc".
3 axis gyroscope
3 axis accelerometer
3 axis Magnetometer (compass)
Ambient Light sensing and Proximity sensor
Bone Conduction Transducer "audio".

Google Glass

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