Google’s augmented reality glasses project begins testing: meet Project Glass

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Google has just unveiled a project that it has been working on for quite a while: Project Glass. Developed by Google[x] , a slice of the company that’s focused on making long-term projects, Project Glass aims to seamlessly combine location search, maps, video chat, and messaging with Google’s services into one unobtrusive package that you wear. Three Google employees in Google X (Babak Parviz, Steve Lee and Sebastian Thrun) shared the progress of Project Glass through Google+ which included a video and a couple of pictures and asked people for their suggestions how to make the tech better.

“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.”

Though it’s simply at the prototype stage, the functionality of the glasses is obvious. The small HUD sits on the upper right of the device, which we’re guessing only shows up when you look up and to the right. The UI within the device is simple and elegant, and judging from the demo video that Google shared, the device will come with voice recognition technology that’s on par or even better than Apple’s Siri. We’re also guessing that the augmented reality specs will sync with your Android device, which means that it won’t need to have a powerful processor built into it, though at the current rate processor power and prices are going, it still might have one. We’ve embedded the video below for you guys to check out.

 

 
Source: Google