Google Glass may be able to take pictures merely by winking

Google Glass may be able to take pictures merely by winking
We know that Glass is out there, and people (developers) are wearing it, but for most of us, we still do not have much of a clue as to how it works, or what can work.

A curious code jockey did some digging and shared some insight on Reddit about an interesting (or creepy) function that Glass might be capable of doing, “wink” gestures.

Okay, so wink gestures could actually have a purpose, like using winks to advance through an email or browser page. It can also serve to take a photo as noted by “EYE_GESTURES_WINK_TAKE_PHOTO.” Well look at that! The guy who found it thought that idea was kind of creepy.

One could argue however, that if someone were winking at you and taking your picture, it could be construed as a compliment. There is no need to get your hopes up though, the line merely suggests that it is possible for Glass to do that.  If it does work however, we would be very interested in knowing how Glass could tell the difference between a wink, and regular blinking.  The command lines denoting calibration are probably there to assist in that regard.

The code also indicates that other tasks may be programmed to operate upon a wink command as well. To that end, we will be very impressed if Glass can tell the differences in winking along with regular eye activity. Just remember to smile for the camera
and hopefully you will not get something in your eye in the process.

source: Ars Technica



1. blackice214

Posts: 168; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Yes, now I can go creep mode in college.

2. TheMaxColonel

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

So if i winked at a girl it would take pictures? I would be winking 'erryday!

6. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Yep, i might buy one. I can just look at that girl's nice butt and wink and take a photo of it without having the risk of being accused as a pervert compared to holding my phone and pointing it towards someone.

11. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

I saw someone wearing a pair of these while I was out in downtown San Francisco and a woman was wearing a pair and she kept blinking in an unnatural way and her eyes were rolling around as if on a bad trip. My friend thought she was a looney in weird glasses until I pointed out that they were the GG.

3. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

"Hey baby" *winks*

4. tumchaaditya

Posts: 71; Member since: May 21, 2012

Reminds me of Pranav Mistry...

5. porter_

Posts: 8; Member since: Apr 15, 2013

A "wink" to take a photo will probably just mean you have to hold your eye shut for half a second or something, rather than the rapid open and closing of a blink. Cool idea I think.

7. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Just release those glasses already

8. mydi.maus unregistered


9. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Blind people can wink... They just can't see

10. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Now you will look less like a creep, instead of shouting "OK glass take a picture of that hot chick" you can just wink her and snap a picture :3

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