1. CE-103 :Ruchita Patel CE-112 Dhaval Pujara Google Glass CE-103 Ruchita Patel CE-113 Dhaval Pujara Google Glass
2. Contents: What is Google Glass? History Features Design Technical specification Interface of Google Glass How it works? Technologies used Advantages Disadvantages Future scope 3. What Is Google Glass? Google Glass is a wearable computer with an optical head- mounted display that is being developed by Google in the Project Glass research and development project. Glass is part of the evolution from desktop to mobile to wearable technology. It is not an extension of Android smartphone or tablet, but is a whole new gadget in itself that can perform various day to day tasks, even without moving your hands. 4. History The first appearance of Google Glass was by Sergey Brin who wore it in public event in San Francisco on April 5, 2012 . The project was announced on Google+ by Project Glass and the project was led by Babak Parviz. It is developing by Google X (The R & D lab that developed Glass). 5. Features Record videos Take Pictures Show Message Say take a picture to take a picture Record what you see. Hands-free Speak to send a message. 6. Find Information Show Maps Live video sharing Ask whatevers on your mind Directions right in front of youEven share what you see. Live. 7. Integrates Google Now Translate Answers without having questions Translate your voice Answers without having to ask. 8. Design Tiny (But Powerful) hardware Strong and light Five Colors: Charcoal, Tangerine, shale, cotton, Sky. 9. Technical specification Specification value Display / Projector High resolution display is the equivalent of a 25 inch high definition screen from eight feet away, video resolution WVGA (800x480 Pix) Camera Resolution 5 MPix, 720p HD video Connectivity WiFi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth Processor Dual core (CortexA9), frequency 1.2 GHz ROM (ReadOnly Memory) 16 Gb, available to users ~ 12,5 Gb RAM (Random Access Memory) 1 Gb, available to users ~ 650 Mb Connecting to a PC MicroUSB 10. Specification Value Operating System Android v. 4.0.4 Dynamic Speaker Contact vibrating dynamic speaker (sound transmission from the device to the inner ear through the skull bones) Microphone In place Battery One day of typical use7, presumably 700 800 Mah Detectors Accelerometer, GPS receiver Google Glass connects to the Internet only by WiFi. Bluetooth can be used to pair your Glass to your Smartphone . 11. Interface 12. Typical Google Glass gestures: Swipe forward and back to move through items on your timeline. Touch the touchpad once to select an item. Swipe down to close menu (and get back to a previous menu entry) and to close mobile apps. 13. How it works? A German Designer created this infographic. Projector and prism working together. Core feature of it is a visual layer that is placed over the reality. 14. Projector projected the layer via a prism on the retina. Google glass is a technical masterpiece based on a projector and a very clever prism , that projects the image directly on the retina. 15. Technologies used Augmented Reality Wearable Computing Smart clothing Eye tap technology Smart Grid technology 4G technology Android technology 16. Advantages Easy to wear and use. Sensitive and responsive to the presence of people. Fast access of maps, documents, videos, chats and much more. A new trend for fashion lovers together being an innovative technology. A spectacle based computer to reside directly on your eyes rather than in your pouch or pocket. A useful technology for all kinds of handicapped/disabled people. 17. Disadvantages Get distracted while walking or driving and may have an accident. Continuously wearing a phone next to your Brain may damage the brain cells. Throw the Google glass when your smart phone breaks and vice versa. Security Issues like many workplaces will not allow the use of it because of exposure to sensitive information and PII(Personally identifiable information). Most of the applications for Google Glass can be a battery hog. 18. Future scope In Future Google glass may use in medical science, Geographical studies , defense etc. Google Glass is a futuristic gadget weve seen in recent times. It has limited scope right now, but Google believes that it has bright future and the device itself is incredibly compelling. Competition for the Google glass will be apple iStick.