GOOGLE GLASS : Augmented Reality, Wearable Technology, Wearable Computer
Is it possible to wear computer? Is it possible to free data from desktops, smart phones and tablets, and to put right in front of your eyes?
Several questions and one answer i.e. Google Glass, unforeseen, peerless and phenomenal technology befallen by Google, the most hotly anticipated gadget and wearable smart device that presents new and next stage in mobile computing. It is not any extension but itself a new technology that can perform various day-to-day tasks without using hands.
Google Glass is a camera, display, touchpad, battery and microphone built into spectacle frames so that you can perch a display in your field of vision, film, take pictures, search and translate on the go. Google Glass displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format that can interact with the Internet via natural language voice commands. It has seven peculiar features like it record videos, take pictures, display messages, find information, live video sharing, show maps, translation and integrates Google Now, the digital voice assistant from the search giant, that will keep track of your daily habits, such as when you leave for office or the route you take. It will give you alternate routes if there is traffic on the way or give you weather updates periodically, among various other functions.
But what exactly is Google Glass? Why is it attracting all this attention and what are the implications -both good and bad – of having a Google-eye view of the world?
Google Glass is a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display (OHMD) that is being developed by Google in the Project Glass research and development project with the mission of producing a mass-market ubiquitous computer. Google Glass uses display technology instead to put data in front (or at least, to the upper right) of your vision courtesy of a prism screen. This is designed to be easily seen without obstructing your view. According to Google the display is “the equivalent of a 25-inch high definition screen from eight feet away”. There’s no official word on native resolution, but 640 x 360 has been widely mooted. It is also working on designer versions which will include prescription lenses and it will work for those who already wear glasses.
Are Google Glasses more than just a Gimmick?
Google Glasses are likely to be a revolution for consumers. But Google Glasses take the accuracy of this targeting to an entirely new level. When you use Google Glass, you make it possible for Google to build an infinitely more detailed profile of you. The search engine giant will not only know what you’ve been searching for, but where you’ve been and even what you’ve been looking at, and lots, lots more. Glass technology by Google is competing the market in the way that it’s not just Google going this way. Facebook’s new Home application, which takes over your Android phone, aims to do exactly the same thing: give Facebook advertisers much better targeted customers. Thus Project Glass is an effort from Google to develop augmented reality glasses and is rolling out new innovation in the track.