Project GlassFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia"Google Glass" redirects here. It is not to be confused with Google Goggles. Google Glass A photo of a Google Glass prototype seen atGoogle I/O in June 2012 Developer Google Type Augmented reality, head-mounted display Release date Developers (US): early 2013 Consumers: late 2013-early 2014 Introductory price Developer version: $1,500 USDProject Glass is a research and development program by Google to develop an augmented reality head-mounted display (HMD).Project Glass products would display information in smartphone-like format hands-free and could interact with the Internet via natural language voice commands. The prototypes functionalityand minimalist appearance (aluminium strip with 2 nose pads) has been compared to Steve Manns EyeTap.The operating system software used in the glasses will be Googles Android.Project Glass is being developed by Google X Lab, which has worked on other futuristic technologies suchas self-driving cars. The project was announced on Google+ by Babak Parviz, an electrical engineer who hasalso worked on putting displays into contact lenses; Steve Lee, a project manager and "geolocation specialist";and Sebastian Thrun, who developed Udacity as well as worked on the self-driving car project. Google haspatented the design of Project Glass.
Contents [hide]1 Prototypes2 Reception3 See also4 References5 External linksPrototypesThough head-worn displays for augmented reality are not a new idea, the project has drawn mediaattention primarily due to its backing by Google, as well as the prototype, which is smaller and slimmer thanprevious designs for head-mounted displays. The first Project Glass demo resembles a pair ofnormal eyeglasses where the lens is replaced by a head-up display. In the future, new designs may allowintegration of the display into peoples normal eyewear.The New York Times originally reported that the glasses would be available to the public for "around the cost ofcurrent smartphones" by the end of 2012, but other reports have stated that the glasses are not expected tobe available for purchase soon. The product (Google Glass Explorer Edition) will be available to UnitedStates Google I/O developers for $1,500, to be delivered in early 2013, while a consumer version is stated tobe ready within a year of that.The product began testing in April 2012. Sergey Brin wore a prototype set of glasses to an April 5,2012 Foundation Fighting Blindness event in San Francisco. On May 23, 2012, Sergey Brin demoed theglasses on The Gavin Newsom Show and let California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom wear theglasses. On June 27, 2012, Sergey Brin demoed the glasses at Google I/O where skydivers, abseilers,and mountain bikers wore the glasses and live streamed their point of view to a Google+ Hangout, which wasalso shown live at the Google I/O presentation.ReceptionIn general, reception for the glasses has been positive. There have been parodies and criticismsaimed at the general notion of augmented reality glasses, ranging from the potential for Google to insertadvertising (its main source of revenue) to more dystopian outcomes. However, Google has stated they will notinsert advertising.At designer Diane von Furstenbergs spring 2012 fashion at New York Fashion Week, models wore GoogleGlasses down the runway, filming the audience.
In November 2012, Google Project Glass received recognition by Time Magazine as one of the "BestInventions of the Year 2012", alongside inventions such as the Curiosity Rover.The glasses were also tested out at Northport High School in New York during the half time show performed bythe Tiger Marching Band.See also Virtual retinal display - display technology that projects images directly onto the retina Google Goggles – query-by-image search engine Brother AiRScouter EyeTap - eye-mounted camera and HUD Golden-i - head-mounted computer Laster Technologies – augmented reality devices manufacturer Oculus Rift - wide field of view VR goggles with low latency head tracking SixthSense - wearable AR device Vuzix Smart GlassesIn fiction Dennō Coil - science fiction depicting similar AR glasses the "scouter" from the Dragon Ball universe the eyePhone from Futurama episode "Attack of the Killer App" ARI glasses and glove in the game Heavy Rain the Ktarian game from Star Trek: The Next Generation the Black Mirror episode The Entire History of YouReferences a b c 1. ^ Goldman, Joshua (27 June 2012). "Google Glass Explorer Edition". CNET. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 2. ^ Goldman, David (4 April 2012). "Google unveils Project Glass virtual- reality glasses". Money (CNN). 3. ^ Albanesius, Chloe (4 April 2012). "Google Project Glass Replaces the Smartphone With Glasses". PC Magazine. 4. ^ Newman, Jared (4 April 2012). "Googles Project Glass Teases Augmented Reality Glasses". PCWorld.
5. ^ Miller, Paul (June 26, 2012). "Project Glass and the epic history of wearable computers". The Verge. a b6. ^ Bilton, Nick (23 February 2012). "Behind the Google Goggles, Virtual Reality". The New York Times.7. ^ Velazco, Chris (4 April 2012), "Googles Project Glass Augmented Reality Glasses Are Real and in Testing", Techcrunch, retrieved 10 April 20128. ^ Hayley Tsukayama (5 April 2012). "Google’s Project Glass engineers: Who are they?". The Washington Post. Retrieved 5 April 2012.9. ^ "Google patents augmented reality Project Glass design". BBC. 16 May 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2012.10. ^ Bilton, Nick (5 April 2012). "A Rose-Colored View May Come Standard". New York Times.11. ^ Houston, Thomas (4 April 2012). "Googles Project Glass augmented reality glasses begin testing". The Verge.12. ^ Hatmaker, Taylor (4 April 2012). "Google shows off Project Glass". USA Today.13. ^ Levy, Steven (4 April 2012). "Google Gets Transparent With Glass, Its Augmented Reality Project". Wired.com.14. ^ Nick Bilton (21 February 2012). "Google to Sell Heads-Up Display Glasses by Year’s End". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 April 2012.15. ^ Gannes, Liz. "Google Unveils Project Glass: Wearable Augmented- Reality Glasses". All Things Digital. Retrieved 4 April 2012.16. ^ Knight, Jemimah, Think Google Project glass is sci-fi? This developer hacked it together, The Next Web, retrieved 10 April 201217. ^ Davies, Chris, DIY Project Glass makes Google’s AR vision real, SlashGear18. ^ Rahn, Cornelius (28 June 2012). "Googles Brin To Offer Eyeglass Computers To Consumers By 2014". Bloomberg.19. ^ "Google Glasses Sound As Crazy As Smartphones And Tablets Once Did". Forbes. 5 April 2012. Retrieved 5 April 2012.20. ^ Hubbard, Amy (6 April 2012). "Augmented reality glasses debut on Google co-founders face". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 6 April 2012.
21. ^ Bohn, Dieter (6 April 2012). "Googles Sergey Brin takes Project Glass into the wild". The Verge. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 22. ^ Baldwin, Roberto (29 May 2012). "Sergey Brin Finally Lets Someone Else Wear Google Glass ¦ Gadget Lab ¦ Wired.com". Wired. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 23. ^ Velazco, Chris (27 June 2012). "Google Wins The Internet With A Live Skydiving Demo Of Google Glass (Now With Video!)". Techcrunch. AOL. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 24. ^ Dvorak, John C. (6 April 2012), "Googles Project Glass Is Really Really Great...For Porn", PCMagazine 25. ^ Hubbard, Amy, "Sergey Brin wears Project Glass; Google specs spur fear, punch lines", Tech Now (Los Angeles Times) 26. ^ Diane Von Furstenburg models Google Glass at NY Fashion Week, Ms. Fabulous, September 13, 2012 27. ^ Best Inventions of the Year 2012 - Google Glass, Time Inc., November 23, 2012External links Project Glass on Google+ [show] V T E Google Inc.View page ratingsRate this pageWhats this?TrustworthyObjectiveCompleteWell-written
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