Google Glass

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Project Glass is a research and development program by Google to develop an augmented reality Head-Mounted Display (HMD). The intended purpose of Project Glass products 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. These glasses will have the combined features of virtual reality and augmented reality. Google glasses are basically wearable computers that will use the same Android software that powers Android Smartphone and tablets.
The emergence of Google Glass, a prototype for a transparent Heads-Up Display (HUD) worn over one eye, is significant on several levels. It is the first conceptualization of a mainstream augmented reality wearable eye display playing out in a viral marketing campaign. Google Glass will enable us to capture video, let us interact with personal contacts, and navigate maps, amongst other things. It has been provocative enough to scare both Apple and Microsoft, who had been issuing patents for augmented reality products of their own . However, most salient of all is the way Google Glass is framed in media as the brainchild of Sergey Brin, the American computer scientist of Russian descent who co-founded Google. Brin is also celebrated in online articles as a real life “Batman,” who is developing a secret facility resembling the “Batcave”. This paper argues that Glass’s birth is not only a marketing phenomenon heralding a technical prototype, it also suggests and speculates that Glass’s popularization is an instigator for the adoption of a new paradigm in Human- Computer Interaction (HCI), the wearable eye display. Glass’s process of adoption operates in the context of mainstream and popular culture discourses, a phenomenon that warrants attention.
Google Glass is as futuristic a gadget we’ve seen in recent times. A useful technology for all kinds of people including handicapped/disabled.

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Google Glass

  1. 1. Google Glasses By JUNAID BASHIR DAR (401-CSE-10)
  2. 2. Introduction• Project Glass is a research and development program by Google to develop an augmented reality Head Mounted display (HMD).• The intended purpose of Google Glass would be the hands free displaying of information currently available to most smartphone users.
  3. 3. Overview• Project Glass was started by Babak Parviz• Glass is being developed by Google X Lab• Use 4G technology• Communicate with mobile phones through Wi-Fi• Display content on video screen as well as respond to voice command of the user.
  4. 4. Technologies Used • Wearable Computing • Ambient Intelligence • Smart Clothing • Eye Tap Technology • 4G Technology • Android Technology • Augmented Reality
  5. 5. • Wearable Computing • Worn by the bearer under , with or on top of clothing • Developed for general or special purpose information technologies and media development
  6. 6. • Ambient Intelligence • Electronic environments that are sensitive and responsive to the presence of people. • Devices work in concert to support people in carrying out their everyday life activities.
  7. 7. • Smart Clothing • It is a combination of new fabric technology and digital technology. • The clothing is made with new signal-transfer fabric technology installed with digital devices.
  8. 8. • EyeTap Technology • EyeTap is a device that is worn in front of the eye that acts as a eye to record the scene available to the eye as well as a display.
  9. 9. • 4G Technology • 4G is the fourth generation of cell phone mobile communications. • 4G Technology is basically the extension in the 3G technology with more bandwidth and services offers in the 3G. • This system provides higher data rates of 100 Mbps in mobility to 1 Gbps while stationary.
  10. 10. • Android • Android is a Linux-based operating for mobile devices such as smart phones and tablet computers, developed by Google in conjunction with the Open handset Alliance.
  11. 11. • Augmented Reality • Augmented reality is a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment. • Real-world elements are augmented by generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data.
  12. 12. • Video Display • Has a small video display to display the pop up hands free information .
  13. 13. • Camera • It has the front facing video camera with which photos and videos can be taken in glimpse.
  14. 14. • Speaker • Speaker is designed by the ear to make or receive calls.
  15. 15. • Button • A single button on the side of the frame sophisticates the glasses to work with the physical touch input.
  16. 16. • Microphone • A microphone is also put in, that can take the voice commands of the wearer of user. • Microphone is also used for having telephonic communication
  17. 17. • Photography And Video • You just say word and Google Glass will take a picture or record a video. • You will never have to touch the hardware. • The photos and videos will be stored on the 4GB flash memory of the device, and can also be shared on social networking websites.
  18. 18. • Send Message And Google Search • Google Glass will show you text messages you receive and allow you to reply to them via voice commands. • If you are in the habit of Googling things a lot. You simply need to ask a question and the device will pull the answer from the internet
  19. 19. • Google Translate And Google Maps • Google Glass translate a phrase or sentence from one language to another . • The widely used Google Maps are integrated into Glass, so that users will be able to chart the course of their journey or look up locations or establishments via voice commands.
  20. 20. • Easy to wear and use.• Sensitive and responsive to the presence of people.• Fast access of maps, documents, videos, chats and much more.• A new trend for fashion lovers together being an innovative technology.• A spectacle based computer to reside directly on your eyes rather than in your pouch or pocket.• A useful technology for all kinds of handicapped/disabled people.
  21. 21. • Can be easily broken or damaged. Users will have a tough time taking care of it.• It may lead to accidents while driving.• Privacy of people may breach with new glasses.
  22. 22. • Google glasses are basically wearable computers that use the evolving familiar technologies that brings the sophistication and ease of communication and information .• Hands free technology by Google.• Assistance to disabled individuals.• Google Glass is fashionable and frame colors are available in gray, orange, black, white and light blue.

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