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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11 Comments

1. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Hello Amazon Fire Glass

2. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

It scans everything you look at and lets you buy it on Amazon.

3. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

What's this Google glass that they speak of? Vaperware or overpriced hardware?

4. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 910; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

I'm just curious about the other stuff he worked on that isn't public so far.

5. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Now I see why Google felt they needed someone sexier to head up "Glass".

6. Totse2k15

Posts: 475; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Good for him. Amazon ftw!

7. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

babak parviz. why does that name sound persian?!

8. hamidreza-1997

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 14, 2014

well maybe becuase he is an iranian

9. hamidreza-1997

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 14, 2014

what a bad news for google

10. solaria

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

He is an Iranian. i'm so proud of him :D

11. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Now he's gonna sell Persian carpets on Amazon.

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