Top navigation

Google's Project Glass augmented reality project

Mat Bettinson
Google's Project Glass augmented reality project

VIDEO: Google has unveiled the much-rumoured augmented reality eyeware as Project Glass from the tech giant's Google[x] 'skunkworks' laboratory.

"We think technology should work for you - to be there when you need it and get out of your way when you don’t," said a post on a new Google+ profile for Project Glass.

Listed as co-authors of the post are Google luminaries including Google research chief Sebastian Thrun, Google X product manager Steve Lee and biology/electronic engineering academic lead product management Babak Amir Parviz.

Other than the Google+ post and a YouTube video, Google isn't revealing a lot of information about Project Glass - stating that the firm was only revealing the project "because we want to start a conversation and learn from your valuable input."


The revealed slender glasses themselves appear to project a visual HUD into the user's field of vision. The video shows various Google services such as calendars, maps navigation and communication tasks through the first-person viewpoint of the protagonist.

Voice recognition appears key with the star of the video issuing such commands as "remind me to buy a ticket for Monsieur Gayno tonight" after seeing a poster advertising the musician.

See the Project Glass "One day..." video below.

Tags: Google, augmented reality

Follow us on

  • RSS

Add a new comment

You need to be logged in to post comments. If you do not have an account then please register.



There are no comments yet, be the first to add one!