So far we’ve been augmenting reality through the camera and sensors of our smartphones and tablets, but that’s all likely to change once the Google Project Glass concept gets materialized. And no, users won’t have to wear huge helmets or any out-of-place headgear as the device will apparently be no bigger than everyday reading glasses.
As easy as slipping on a pair of glasses, the conceptual AR goggles are most likely to do every task that’s currently dependent on mobile phones. Setting reminders, acquiring weather information and sending text messages via voice recognition are a few basic functions the eye-wear is capable of carrying out. Furthermore, surrounding areas can also be displayed through video calls. It should even allow users to snap up and share images with simple voice commands.
A post made on the Project Glass Google+ page reads, “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.”
Besides these aforementioned features, users will be able to carry out location-based operations like acquiring public transport status or walking directions to places and the ability to save current positions as well as locate friends. Based on the photos posted on the project’s Google+ page, the Google Project Glass concept will feature a form factor that’s highly similar to conventional spectacles. Affixed onto the right side, seems to be a hoarding panel where hardware components are most likely to find a home.
The Google Project Glass concept is currently in the works and no concrete information on the availability of a prototype is disclosed as yet.