Google has posted a video about Project Glass – a
concept technology that enables a heads-up display through a pair of wearable glasses. Termed Google Glasses by some, this product will enable users to access Google’s growing basket of services through a combination of voice and gesture commands. This product, which is rumored to hit the market by the end of the year (plausibly in a less finessed form?) and is being tested in the wild, will provide augmented reality displays by pulling data from Google Search, Maps, and Plus, and also have calendar, contact book, music player, and video conferencing capabilities. Images of the glasses show a rather minimalistic design, thus it is possible that the glasses will connect to a base station (an Android phone perhaps?) via bluetooth for memory storage, GPS, phone and internet access capabilities.
Remember SixthSense, the
wearable gestural interface that augments the physical world around us with digital information and lets us use natural hand gestures to interact with that information
depth-sensing and projection system that enables interactive multitouch applications on everyday surfaces.
Built on similar lines using a Kinect sensor and pico projector, this device enables any surface to become a multi-touch, gesture-sensitive input device, while also having potential augmentation capabilities. The device does not require any calibration or guidance markers, such as finger covers, to be worn by the user. The system builds upon earlier showcased technologies, such as OmniTouch. While the system is currently hooked up to a computer, it portends wearable computers of tomorrow.
See the original SixthSense video below:
Read more at Microsoft Research’s shoulder mounted system makes anything a multitouch display — Engadget and see the original video and description here.
- Microsoft demos wearable multitouch projector (electronista.com)
- Kinect PC becomes digital projector parrot thanks to Microsoft Research (slashgear.com)
- Microsoft Shows Off Wearable Interactive Projector (gizmodo.com.au)
- Wearable Multitouch Projector (ubergizmo.com)
- Microsoft creates fully interactive wearable multitouch projector (theverge.com)