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Google Glass

A technology from Google that places many smartphone functions into a heads-up display (HUD). Introduced in 2012, capabilities include identifying current locations (see augmented reality), voice and video calls, GPS navigation, sending/receiving messages, taking notes, as well as snapping and sharing photos and video.

A Distraction?
Glass enables wearers to look ahead and read information at the same time. However, behavioral scientists claim that an unexpected notification suddenly appearing on the lens is just as distracting as looking at a smartphone or texting.

Explorer and Enterprise
Briefly in 2013, several thousand early adopters purchased the USD $1,500 Google Glass Explorer in order to offer feedback and be first to develop applications. A much less-expensive consumer product was expected as a result; however, it appears that Glass-like products are headed for commercial deployment rather than for the casual user. For example, in 2017, Lenovo introduced the New Glass C200, which is intended for medical and other enterprise applications. Stay tuned. See Glasshole.


The Electronics Are in the Temple
The temple can be tapped and swiped. Glass also accepts head gestures and voice commands, and users hear sound via bone conduction. Prescription eyeglass models are available. See bone conduction. (Images courtesy of Google Inc.)


The Electronics Are in the Temple
The temple can be tapped and swiped. Glass also accepts head gestures and voice commands, and users hear sound via bone conduction. Prescription eyeglass models are available. See bone conduction. (Images courtesy of Google Inc.)







Never Get Lost
This promotion from Google showed how people could find their way in the hustle and bustle of a busy city. (Image courtesy of Google Inc.)







OK Glass - Record a Video
Privacy issues were raised when people found out Glass could record you without the familiar, blinking red light. However, there is a noticeable light that people can recognize.







Lots of Possibilities
The Glass app (top) receives on-board diagnostic (OBD) signals via Bluetooth for monitoring an engine (PSI is manifold pressure). Via Bluetooth to a smartphone's cell service, canvassers ask for voter info before they knock on the door (bottom). (Images courtesy of Brick Simple LLC, www.bricksimple.com)


Lots of Possibilities
The Glass app (top) receives on-board diagnostic (OBD) signals via Bluetooth for monitoring an engine (PSI is manifold pressure). Via Bluetooth to a smartphone's cell service, canvassers ask for voter info before they knock on the door (bottom). (Images courtesy of Brick Simple LLC, www.bricksimple.com)







Glass Surgery in Maine
In June 2013 at the Eastern Maine Medical Center, Dr. Rafael Grossmann performed the first surgery streamed live to the medical staff via Glass. Dr. Grossman hopes his home-made setup inspires others to make surgery recording commonplace. (Image courtesy of Ziff Davis, Inc., www.pcmag.com)
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Developers who paid $1,500 ([pounds sterling]970) for the prototype 'Explorer' edition have started receiving their Google Glasses over the past week, and although a version ready for consumers to buy will not arrive until next year, they have wasted no time in hacking the device, opening it up to accept non-Google applications.