Google Glass: technology, UI & use cases

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How does Google Glass work ? What about Augmented Reality on Glass ? What are the UI patterns ? What are use cases for Glass ? Wat can you do with it ? How can you use it in a business context ?

Presentation held at the Meetup Group "The big pICTure - how ICT changes business and society", Gent (Belgium) - March, 10 2014

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Google Glass: technology, UI & use cases

  1. 1. Google Glass Meetup Communicatieloft - Gent, 10/3/2014 Luc Peeters @augnition www.augnition.com
  2. 2. •  Augnition: “We mobilize your business” •  Better than real: smart glasses & augmented reality •  Next gen mobile technology Our mission, our business
  3. 3. Our mission, our business Mobilize Your Business = Mobile iBeacons Glass AR Gamification Simulators & 3D Partner: Digitmedia Partner: Digitmedia Partner: GRIN
  4. 4. •  Joint-Venture with Digitmedia Ø  Apps for smartphone & tablets since 2010 Mobile Development
  5. 5. •  Joint-Venture with Digitmedia Ø  Apps for smartphone & tablets since 2010 Mobile Development
  6. 6. •  Mobile companion apps to inform and support any time, anywhere •  Smart eyewear apps for handsfree info in the blink of an eye •  iBeacon-solutions to provide proximity based info •  Augmented Reality to enrich the view •  Gamification to engage and interact Our services : design & build Source: Survey by ‘Open Mobile Media’, 2013 Wearables are booming
  7. 7. MWC 2014: Year of the Wearables Sony SmartBand Fitness Tracking Samsung Gear Fit Huawei Talkband B1
  8. 8. Google Glass: Star Trek technology that comes true ? (VISOR)
  9. 9. Google Glass: Augmented Reality Glasses ?
  10. 10. Google Glass: Augmented Reality Glasses ?
  11. 11. Glass technology #1: “rear mirror” view •  “Corner of the eye” screen •  Limited Field of View (<20°)
  12. 12. Glass technology #1: “rear mirror” view •  Google Glass: •  Display: 14° DFoV
  13. 13. Glass technology #1: “rear mirror” view •  Google Glass: •  Android 4.0.4 (>4.4) •  Proprietary UI: ‘timeline cards’
  14. 14. Glass technology #1: “rear mirror” view •  Google Glass: •  Prism Projection
  15. 15. Glass technology #1: “rear mirror” view •  Google Glass: •  Positioning of the projection layer
  16. 16. Google Glass : technical features •  Wifi, Bluetooth •  GPS (Paired with Phone) •  Touchpad •  Voice-controlled •  5 MP/720p Camera •  HD screen (equivalent 63cm screen at 2,5 meter)
  17. 17. SMART EYEWEAR DEVICES: WRAP-UP Who will become the king of smart glasses ?
  18. 18. Smart Eyewear: Technical Specifications
  19. 19. It’s not about technical specs, It’s about the UX* * User Experience Who will become the king of smart glasses ?
  20. 20. Which UI will become leading ? Optinvent Ora Google Glass Recon Jet (Concept)Glassup Meta Pro
  21. 21. Context that creates successful use cases for Glassware: Smart eyewear use cases Handsfree Contextual information/ guidance Location- based services Sensordata
  22. 22. •  #1 Notify (Alerts & feeds) •  Example: VRT Ninjanieuws – powered by Augnition Glass Feed Service Glassware - by activities (1/7)
  23. 23. •  #1 Notify (Alerts & feeds) •  Example: Augnition Glass Feed Service Glassware - by activities (1/7) Customer’s Content Feed • RSS News feed • Video feed (YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram…) • Facebook Page, Twitter feed,… • CMS/CRM/ API,… Monitoring & Interfacing • Augnition Glass Feed Service (Google App Engine) Notification Delivery • Google Mirror API Time Card Creation • All subscribed Glass devices Glass Feed Service
  24. 24. •  #2 Capture (camera) •  Photos: 5MP •  Voice Command: ‘ok glass, take a picture’ •  Press Capture button •  Wink Glassware - by activities (2/7)
  25. 25. Privacy Concerns •  “Are you recording this?” •  Concerns from opponents– eg Stop The Cyborgs: •  No indication when recording (…) •  Invasive surveillance •  Out-of-control of the user (always on) •  Collection of big data through tools like Google Glass
  26. 26. •  #2 Capture (camera) •  Videos: HD 720p •  By default max 10 sec •  Max 1h with built-in battery •  Live Streaming with 3rd party apps, eg Hang w/ •  Video Calls: Google Hangouts Glassware - by activities (2/7)
  27. 27. •  #3 Share & Communicate •  Share to Google+ / Twitter / Facebook / YouTube / Contacts •  Text messages Send via voice recognition (EN) •  … (Integrate with any social or cloud service) Glassware - by activities (3/7)
  28. 28. •  #4 Log & Monitor •  Fitness apps eg Strava: location/distance/speed/… Glassware - by activities (4/7)
  29. 29. •  #4 Log & Monitor •  Wearable Monitor for professional equipment •  Eg Philips case: Medical Monitoring Glassware - by activities (4/7)
  30. 30. •  #5 Scan / Recognize / Verify •  Augnition Visual-Picking: •  Order Picking guidance •  Scanning of QR-code / Barcode •  Item recognition: AR markers •  Error prevention by verification •  Tracibility (photo of completed order) Glassware - by activities (5/7)
  31. 31. •  #5 Scan / Recognize / Verify •  NameTag Face Recognition •  Real-Time Face Recognition app – ported to Glass •  Database with 2mio faces & linked profiles •  Face recognition not allowed by Google !!! Glassware - by activities (5/7)
  32. 32. •  #6 Augmented Reality •  Word Lens: AR-translation layer on top of origin language Glassware - by activities (6/7)
  33. 33. •  #7 Play (Hands-free games) •  Eg Google Glass mini-games •  Input: head gestures & voice commands Glassware - by activities (7/7)
  34. 34. GLASS: CONSUMER DEVICE ? Whill Glass become as ubiquitous as smartphones ?
  35. 35. •  What will we use Glass for ? Ø  What will be the killer app ? Ø  Just a hands-free smartphone add-on ? Ø  Or will we see new & innovative use cases ? •  Is Glass cool or for glassholes ? Ø  Wearables have to make you look good… Ø  It’s not (just) about killer apps •  Privacy concerns Ø  What is acceptable use ? Ø  Who will regulate that use ? Ø  Google via submission guidelines & AUP ? Ø  Government via legislation ? Smart eyewear for consumers: a lot of questions remain…
  36. 36. •  Extending & powering business processes: Ø  Field service management support Ø  Manufacturing and logistics workorder instructions & support Ø  Empowering healthcare services Ø  ... Smart eyewear in the workplace Augnition Glass App

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