The creator of Google Glass, Babak Parviz, leaves Google for Amazon

The creator of Google Glass, Babak Parviz, leaves Google for Amazon
Babak Parviz, the original creator and a long-time head of the Google Glass smartglasses, quit the search giant and now works for Amazon. While the role of the optics expert in Google was perfectly clear, it is pretty unknown what he will be doing at his new employer. Given his rich experience in the field of optics, it is almost sure that Parviz will be involved in the development in something connected with the digitization of the visual perception - further improvement of the dynamic perspective of Amazon's Fire Phone immediately comes to mind.

Apart from kickstarting Google Glass, the optics expert also worked on Google's innovative smart lens aimed at diabetics, which measures the glucose levels of one's tears. Parviz has also been involved in the research of a wide array of organic and inorganic nano-scale devices in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington.


The new head of Google Glass, Ivy Ross, succeeded Babak Parviz earlier this year. As Google's wearable is already in open beta and available for anyone who has some $1500 to spend, it is more than likely that the optics specialist is looking for another career challenge. Hopefully, he will find it at Amazon.

source: Google+ via 9to5Google

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