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Google patent application sees Glass type device producing holographic images for the user

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Google patent application sees Glass type device producing holographic images for the user
A patent filing made by Google envisions a world where a Google Glass type wearable could produce holographic images for users. The actual title of the patent application is "Lightguide With Multiple In-Coupling Holograms For Head Wearable Display." With Glass currently on hiatus, as they say in the television industry, there are reports that Google plans on bringing the wearable back under the Project Aura heading.

With the possible use of holograms, the content called up by the Glass wearer could interact with the background seen through a lens mounted on the device. According to the patent application, "with augmented reality the viewer’s image of the world is augmented with an overlaying CGI, also referred to as a heads-up display."

The application also gives some real-world applications for the patent. For example, it would "permit a pilot to see vital flight control information without taking their eye off the flight path. Public safety applications include tactical displays of maps and thermal imaging." And of course, gamers would get a new thrill.

The patent was filed on March 28th 2014.


source: USPTO via TechCrunch

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