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Google’s Project Glass: Augmented Reality Glasses

April 5th, 2012 / in research horizons, Research News / by Erwin Gianchandani

Babak Parviz, who is working on Project Glass, developed contact lenses with pixels embedded in the display [image courtesy University of Washington via The New York Times].Google unveiled details about its Project Glass initiative Wednesday, attracting quite a bit of buzz in the popular press. In a Google+ post co-authored by Babak Parviz, Steve Lee, and Sebastian Thrun:

We think technology should work for you — to be there when you need it and get out of your way when you don’t.


A group of us from Google[x] started Project Glass to build this kind of technology, one that helps you explore and share your world, putting you back in the moment. We’re sharing this information now because we want to start a conversation and learn from your valuable input. So we took a few design photos to show what this technology could look like and created a video to demonstrate what it might enable you to do.


Please follow along as we share some of our ideas and stories. We’d love to hear yours, too. What would you like to see from Project Glass?

See a video of a day through these augmented reality glasses after the jump…

…and read more about Project Glass in The New York Times and The Washington Post.

(Contributed by Erwin Gianchandani, CCC Director)

Google’s Project Glass: Augmented Reality Glasses