An engineer who was lucky enough to wear Google Glass, has revealed what it is like to wear the device. Before Google starts calling its legal team, let's make it clear that this has nothing to do with the "hackathon" that was held in San Francisco last week. You might remember that Google is requiring an NDA from those who are receiving the Google Glass they pre-ordered last year at Google I/O. But in this case, Soumya Mohan is an engineer who got to try on the device at a tech talk at Stanford.
Right now, the UI for Google Glass is considered to be crude
According to Mohan, the current UI is crude with a small number of options written in white against a black background. Options include "Click a picture," "Shoot a video," and "Voice call". There are a small number of options that the user can scroll through by tilting his head. There is also a small touchpad on the side of Google Glass and voice controls.
The description of the UI suggests that Google Glass has a ways to go before we see it become that amazing device that Google presented in the original video (see below). Even so, the Mountain View gang continues to work hard on the project. Recently we told you about the patent application Google filed for bone conduction audio. Eventually, all of the pieces will come together in what we hope will be one truly awesome device.
You need to poke holes in your box and let some brainwaves out. What makes you think innovation will stop at smartphones and tablets?
10 years from now, when Glass has evolved into a high-definition OLED 3D augmented reality overlay that can provide you with every possible piece of information associated with every object in your field of view, this tech will be invaluable. And no more pulling your phone out of your pocket and having to unlock it when you get a calendar/text/email notification, when you want to know what time it is, or when you want to take a picture.
The Google Glass we're learning about now may not seem like much, but you've gotta start somewhere.
18.rusticguy(Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
The manual that comes with 3D TV says that 3D glasses could be bad for health ... in fact i can't even watch a full film at a stretch ... maybe after this we will see more mentally unstable people once they are subjected to extended use of this in life.
Just because google is doing it let's not overdo it when it comes to supporting a company .
At the same time, there are lots of ppl 3D don't effect that way. Proof of that is going to a theater that has a 3D movie playing. And how many 3D movies and TVs get bought.
That said...I don't think it's so much showing overdue support. We all just don't feel the same way. There were a few things Apple was trying or did patent that I thought was kinda cool. Me liking Android, I was probably one of the few who thought so. Some ppl are just genuinely excited about this.
A valid point, but the truth is, right now, 3D tech is in it's infancy. When all components of 3D are present and work well (e.g. the view changes when your head moves side-to-side, focus follows your eyes, etc.), the health issues will disappear. After all, everyone views life in 3D all day long, so if the tech could make it indistinguishable from real life, there should be no problem.
Also, an imperfect 3D overlay mixed in with real objects may not be as much of an issue as watching a 3D movie for a couple hours.
9.shuaibhere(Posts: 1983; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
And I think google is very clear in how to design UI forthis....as per the engineer every thing is kept in corners...so that u will never be disturbed...... Just needs some improvement to be a real product in market...and that will come along the time..
22.remixfa(Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
early basic UI is pretty understandable. Were still a bit off from any launch. I cant wait to see what it brings to the table. Navigation UI overlay right on the road/sidewalk in front of you, go site seeing and have information at whatever structure your looking at overlayed or read to you without having to manually search, all sorts of stuff.