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Google Glass Overview 2014 Eng

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  2. 2. • Google Glass represents a new concept of digital device: the “wearables” • It can respond to voice commands or gestures (tap and swipe on the touchpad sidebar) • They are conceived for a “snack” use with short and punctual notifications: for this reason they are the perfect “companion” of the smartphone, not a replacement …. • Google Glass is a device based on “flanked” or “overlay” reality, as they allow you to enrich the reality with text, images, video, music… deep down on Google Glass
  3. 3. 4 From origin planet …. • Google Glass is the Project Glass’s result, an ambitious research project launched by Big G years ago and carried on in the Mountain View’s X Lab from the team of "moonshot thinking”. • The first prototypes were shown during the Google I / O in June 2012 with a spectacular launch from the parachute displayed in a live streaming (video) and surprisingly released only to the attendees. • Since the spring of 2013 the prototypes were distributed (at a price of $ 1,500) to the Explorer* with U.S. citizenship and winners of a contest that rewarded the best ideas of use for the device. * Among with Vidiemme’s American Partner, Rokivo
  4. 4. 5 … to land on Earth • By launching of the Explorer program, Google has ensured - in addition to a major media response - the support of a large community of developers dedicated to the research and development of Glass and new ways to use it. • In November 2013 Google released an updated version of Glass, improved in software, and the long-awaited GDK (Glass Development Kit) that allows full access to the possibilities for the development of Apps, integrating the initials Mirror API. • And in 2014? It’s expected to land on Earth, starting in the USA .... with a price yet to be determined
  5. 5. 6 What is it and how is it used
  6. 6. Specifications  Bluetooth and 802.11 b/g WiFi connection  12 GB User memory synchronized with “cloud” Google service  16GB total flash memory  640x360 pixel display resolution Additional features  Voice recognition system and microphone  Gyroscope  Proximity sensors  Accelerometer  Magnetometer Lateral touch-pad integrated in the sidepiece for sliding cards Audio transducer with bone conduction, audible only to those who wear Glass 5MP camera and 720 pixel video recording Nosepieces adjustable and adaptable to any face. Flexible and durable frame. It’s possible to mount the included lenses High-resolution prism to display cards Battery Google Glass: hardware
  7. 7. 8 eyes & ears graded lenses supportmini-USB auricular Google , on 25th March 2014, officially announced the partnership with the Italian company Luxottica for the "development of innovative and iconic wearable devices “ (read more)
  8. 8. 9 #throughglass • The prism is able to project a floating semi-transparent screen at the top right, equivalent to a 25 inches size at the distance of 2.5 meters • Information are displayed into sliding "cards” organized in a “timeline”; every performed operation or received notification is saved in a card With the software updates of April 2014, thanks to the "bundle“ functionality it‘s now possible to display on a single card all the contents produced in a day.
  9. 9. 10 pairing • In order to use all the features, Google Glass needs a network connection • Not having a GPS antenna, you must make a pairing via Bluetooth with an Android • smartphone or, more recently, even with an iPhone • In the presence of a WiFi network the Glass, after being configured by your smartphone, can maintain autonomously the connection MyGlass is the App for smartphones that allows you to manage, configure Glass and screencast (the phone shows the contents of the screen of the Glass)
  10. 10. 11 Google Glass: basic functionalities From the initial clock screen you can give commands with a tap/swipe or vocally with “ok glass” and ….
  11. 11. 12 ok glass, google … You can search on Google simply speaking the words to search (in American English). Glass will do the rest, get the info and read the results loud
  12. 12. 13 ok glass, take a picture You can take pictures with a few steps and immediately sharing them on social networks and email. All pictures are stored on the Glass and automatically synchronized with your G+ profile
  13. 13. 14 ok glass, record a video As for the pictures, videos follow the same rules of storage and sharing. Videos have a defined length of 10 seconds unless extended with the command “Extend video”
  14. 14. 15 ok glass, get directions to … After speaking loud the destination, Glass calculates the itinerary and starts the navigator. Thanks to the integrated compass the navigation is contextual to the user head orientation
  15. 15. 16 ok glass, send a message to … It is possible to send messages to the contacts simply speaking out their name; the text will be sent as e-mail and replies notified as incoming e-mail
  16. 16. 17 ok glass, make a call to … When Glass are “paired” with a smartphone, you can make a call speaking loud the name of the person as saved in the contacts list
  17. 17. 18 ok glass, hangout with … The hangout feature has been removed from Google with the software update in April 2014 (release x16). Officially the reason sits in the limited use of this functionality and in the poor quality.
  18. 18. 19 The release of the GDK (Glass Development Kit) in November 2013 opened up endless possibilities to develop new App able to take advantage of all the “sense" of the device
  19. 19. 20 Example: translate with WordLens The feature "Translate" is based on the popular App WordLens that is able to recognize and translate a text in a selected language. The translated text is superimposed to the original after a few moments
  20. 20. 21 Wink for picture You can shoot images by simply turning the corresponding mode on and winking your eye to snap photos.
  21. 21. 22 make “vignette” Vignettes superimpose a screenshot of your Glass display over a picture. You can share these around to show what you're doing on Glass while you're taking a picture. It's a sweet little snapshot of your experience on Glass.
  22. 22. 23 … and more Unofficial App directory • In addition to the features presented, there are already many other apps that add "powers" to Glass • Most of these applications can be installed directly from "MyGlass“, the smartphone App management • Many other applications are available in the first unofficial directories (see link) Notification Services >>> …
  23. 23. 24 design & develop for Glass
  24. 24. two options to develop on Glass Mirror API GDK November 2013March 2013 The Google Mirror API allows you to build web- based services, called Glassware, that interact with Google Glass, but do not run on it. The Glass Development Kit (GDK) is an add-on to the Android SDK that lets you build Glassware that runs directly on Glass. Real-time User Interaction Offline Functionality Access to Hardware Platform independence Common infrastructure Built-in functionality Source:
  25. 25. focus on GDK The GDK is an Android SDK add-on that contains APIs for Glass-specific features. By using the Android SDK and GDK, you can leverage the vast array of Android APIs and also design an optimal user experience for Glass. Layouts, view and other UI widgets GPS, Sensors and other hardware Activities, services and other building block Voice Cards Gesture Detector AndroidSDKGDKadd-on Source:
  26. 26. designing for Glass Glass has its own rules and guideline for design : Keep it simple, relevant and current! Source: UI elements allow 3 pattern types: • Static card – Displays text, HTML, images, and video. Static cards can invoke live cards or immersions • Live card – Show content that is important at the current time and constantly update to keep information fresh and relevant • Immersion - Customized UI experiences that take over a user's focus and display outside of the timeline •Think for Glass and not simply readjust •Add and do not remove to the actual experience •Avoid the unexpected and the "too much" •Build for people and make the interaction conversational •Making information easily readable (eg Pagination)
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  28. 28. • Indoor positioning systems can be integrated with Google Glass • The objective is to bring the power of GPS and maps indoor • You can tie digital information to physical places • For example: Instead of punching a 3 digit number into a handheld tour guide, you could walk up to a painting and find additional info on your device, right there waiting for you • There are 2 major technologies that can be used: Wi-fi Fingerprinting and Bluetooth 4.0 • No single technology is ubiquitous • There are trade-offs to each of the technologies. WiFi is low cost and ubiquitous, but not very accurate*; high precision location usually requires higher cost and infrastructure work *High accuracy is considered to be 1 to 5 meters, medium accuracy is 6 to 10 meters, and low accuracy is over 11 meters indoor positioning systems
  29. 29. • The localization technique is based on measuring the intensity of the received WiFi signal and generating a “fingerprint” for every different position • Glass compares its current WiFi fingerprint to Fingerprint/Location database in order to find its position • The accuracy depends on the number of positions that have been previously entered into the database Accuracy • medium Availability • ubiquitous Glass issue • WiFi signal sampling frequency is much slower than usual in order to safeguard battery life • localization takes longer than with a smartphone Wi-fi fingerprinting
  30. 30. • The use of Bluetooth technology for positioning systems is based on Beacons • Beacons are low-cost gizmos that continually beam out a Bluetooth signal, running for up to a year on a small watch battery and located at defined positions within a building • Beacons come in different formats - including small coin cell powered devices and USB sticks - and software versions • A Beacon could pinpoint an item’s location in a room Accuracy • high Availability • iOS7 – Android 4.4 No issues for Glass currently detected Bluetooth 4.0
  31. 31. 32 our projects and use cases
  32. 32. 33 art and disabilities : GoogleGlass4LIS The project developed in collaboration with The Egyptian Museum allows the deaf people to have access to a complete museum experience, with the ability to display on the Google Glass prism an avatar that "marks" the description of the artwork in Italian Sign Language Continue >>>
  33. 33. 34 art and education: GoogleGlass4Museums In collaboration with Mubo, digital publishing house, the project aims to develop an interactive tour of the Hall of 500 at “Palazzo Vecchio” in Florence that, using a gaming approach, will rediscover the original version of the “Battaglia di Anghiari” fresco of Leonardo da Vinci.
  34. 34. 35 surgery: operation at Humanitas Google Glass has been used, for the first time in Italy, in an operating room of Humanitas hospital for training purposes, worn by Dr. Presbitero, who shared with the students her perspective. Continue >>>
  35. 35. 36 emergency: field test with Anpas During CoorCuneo Safety 2014, it has been demonstrated the use of Google Glass in ambulances to manage the situations of maxi-emergency and maintain a continuous contact with the central control unit, while assisting the victim. Continue >>>
  36. 36. 37 sport: fans engagement EA7 Olimpia Milano and Vidiemme Consulting launched the project “Diventa Google Glass Reporter” to allow some “Red Shoes” fans to realize the reportage of a match with the Glass. Continue >>>
  37. 37. 38 sport: players’ perspective During the “Adecco All Star Game” players have tried out the Google Glass and realized subjective game actions. All clips were used during the live event on April 17 on Mediaset channel. Continue >>>
  38. 38. 39 journalism: Glass interview The director of "La Stampa" Mario Calabresi, conducted an interview # throughglass to Matteo Renzi, Italian Prime Minister, creating some exclusive video footage of Palazzo Chigi and receiving citizens questions directly on the Glass prism. Continue >>>
  39. 39. 40 marketing: social couponing The project involved the integration of Google Glass with a powerful platform for social CRM (created by Cedacri). On Google Glass you can receive personalized and contextual offers, see details and reach the venue with the navigator.
  40. 40. 41 endless possibilities… For Motor disabilities Sport Cook Game See the other Official Explorer Stories
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  42. 42. Contact us Vidiemme Consulting srl Via Natale Battaglia, 8 20127 Milano Tel. (+39) 02 2685.821 Fax (+39) 02 2685.8230 email Do you want to evaluate a project with Google Glass or develop your idea? Contact us.
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