Google Glass – An virtual reality headset with head-mount display

Google Glass – An virtual reality headset with head-mount display

           The technology is going far beyond than what we think. The people want the technology to be used in easier way. Smartphones are one such device which comes with lot of technologies power-packed in it. Some of the technologies are high sensitive touch, WiFi,  Bluetooth, Full HD display, high quality camera etc. Most of the people use such technology particularly for communication. iPhone’s Siri from Apple made the users to interact with the mobile with voice. This kind of technology are most welcomed by the people.

Google’s Glass is one such product under development, an augmented reality and optical head-mount display. The product looks just like normal glasses with small head-mount display which display required information just like smartphone in real time  The project glass want the user to go hands free and will display the information in the head mount display of the Google Glass in smartphone like format. Another important thing is that the user will be able to interact with in the internet in natural language voice. Along with that the device has a camera with video recording feature, gyroscopes and compass. The Google Glass runs on Android v4.0.4 OS.

Google Glass – An virtual reality headset with head-mount display
Technical Specification
 
Operating System
Android v4.0.4 
 
Battery
Lithium Polymer battery (2.1 Wh) 
 
Processor/CPU
Texas Instruments OMAP 1.2Ghz Dual-core processor 
 
Storage
16GB (12GB usable memory) 
 
Display
Prism projector, 640×360 pixels
–   The display in Google Glass is equivalent to a 25 inch high definition screen from eight feet away 
 
Sound 
Bone conduction transducer
 
Input
Voice command through microphone
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Magnetometer
Ambient light sensor
Proximity sensor
Touchpad in the side of the Google Glass
 
Camera
5MP
HD(720p) video recording 
 
Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
Bluetooth
micro USB – for charging and data transfer 
 
Google Glass – Interface
Google Glass – Interface
Google Glass – Interface

                Google Glass uses bone conduction transducer for transmission of sound where the sound from the Google Glass reaches the users inner ear through the bones of the skull which means ear phones or headphones are not used in Google Glass. Google Glass uses already existing application such as Google Now, Google Maps, Google+, and Gmail. The developer version of Google Glass cost $1500 USD and the developers are working on applications to integrate Google Glass with social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and many more. Google also offers a app MyGlass to manage Glass. Glass users can use their voice to interact with Glass. Users can use their voice to send SMS, control camera for taking snap, record video and many more.

The consumer version of Google Glass is expected to be released on 2014 with cost ranging from $300 to $500 USD. Google has also released API (Mirror API) for Glass where the developers can use the API to develop custom applications.

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