It’s been almost a year since details of Google’s classified Project Glass were leaked to the New York Times by “Google employees familiar with classified” research. Thus far, we’ve seen Google’s “One day” concept video for the intriguing and futuristic technology and Google’s co-founder (Sergey Brin) even sat down with Gavin Newsom for an exclusive interview, in which a very early prototype was showcased and a hopeful release timeframe of 2013 was given. However, since then, news pertaining to Project Glass has been rather scarce; until now.
Originally publicized by Engadget, Google recently filed a new patent that may prove rather interesting in the creation of Google’s Project Glass. As pictured above, the concept incorporates a miniscule laser projector mounted to the frame of the glasses that is capable of projecting a QWERTY keyboard, and other buttons, on the users’ arms and or hands. The built-in camera and processor work in collaboration with the projector to determine finger movements in relation to the virtual buttons.
Augmented reality glasses that can be controlled by a pressing projected keys and buttons on one’s arm, is it just me or does it seem like the futuristic gadgets we’ve all seen in movies are about to become a reality? Stay tuned for complete coverage on interesting and substantial news regarding Google’s Project Glass.