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Spectacle-like eye protectors having shields at the sides and short, projecting eye tubes.
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3D gogglesA headset that renders 3D images generated within the device. 3D goggles differ from "3D glasses." 3D goggles are immersive virtual reality headsets that render the content, whereas 3D glasses are eyeglasses that filter stereo frames coming from a 3D movie theater screen, 3D computer game or 3D TV into the user's left and right eyes. For more information, see VR headset, 3D glasses and virtual reality.
Google Goggles(1) See Google Glass and Google Cardboard.
(2) A visual search application for Androids and iPhones from Google that identified objects by taking their pictures. Artwork and books were matched by their images, while stores, buildings and landmarks were identified by their image combined with the GPS and compass coordinates captured by the phone. In 2018, Goggles was discontinued with users encouraged to migrate to Google Lens or Google Photos. See Google Lens and Google Photos.
head mounted displayA display system built into goggles that gives the illusion of a floating monitor in front of the user's face. Single-eye units are used to display hands-free instructional material, and dual-eye stereoscopic units are used for virtual reality applications. See heads-up display, body-worn computer, Google Glass, video headphones, virtual reality and CAVE.
|One Eye for Instructions|
|These earlier Xybernaut HMDs connected to voice-activated body-worn computers, allowing technicians to read instructions while working with both hands. (Images courtesy of Xybernaut Corporation.)|
|Both Eyes for Virtual Reality|
|Also used for gaming, stereoscopic goggles transport the user into another world. Here it is used to divert the patient in the dental chair. (Image courtesy of Virtual I-O.)|
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