At the Google I/O San Francisco Summit Google co-founder Sergey Brin, shows a live demonstration of the Project Glass Explorer by video recordings of interactive smart glass. Smart Glass with built-in mini-computer that displays information right on the glass lens. According to Sergey Brin, the first batch of Project Glass Explorer in the United States can be ordered in early 2013 at a price of $1,500.
Sergey Brin shows points are allocated on a small screen located above the right eye, which is nothing but its own central processing unit, wireless transmitter, memory and camera. Points are controlled by small buttons built into the frame of glasses. Project Glass Explorer sales can only visitors to the current Google I/O, residing in the United States.
“This is not a consumer device in the broadest sense, it has a narrow focus and is designed either for specialized applications, or for those who are trying to completely surround yourself tech solutions. We believe that the scope is limited to points of use in business, industrial or medical use, so do not expect that they will soon appear on the shelves of all stores“- says Sergey Brin.
Google admitted that the experimental prototype glasses are quite expensive, because their price is comparable to the price of an expensive laptop, and the functionality is much lower, but he said that while such a high price – a consequence of the novelty of technology. During his presentation at Google I/O Sergey Brin also held show several examples of how Project Glass Explorer can be used in practical.
”This project is a theory of great opportunities, especially in the built-in navigation, but no less enormous danger, because not all reported here the data can be interpreted as a portable “- says Chris Green, a technical analyst at Davies Murphy Group Europe.
Among the most interesting features is possible to allocate Project Glass Explorer to the possibility of a route taking into account real situation in the city (again, this is Google Maps support is still far from all), capabilities of the top video conferencing session (assuming that the city has a high quality wireless broadband access coverage). Project Glass Explorer can also play your music (headphones are needed). It is obvious that the theory of these smart glasses could be a real boom for Google’s advertisers, as they could overwhelm the passer advertising, calling it a one, then another nearby cafe, shop , restaurant or other establishment.
Project Glass: Live Demo At Google I/O