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Google Employees Caught in the Wild Wearing Project Glass

More and more Google Employees including Sergey Brin, are sporting the new Project Glass prototype. During the Google+ Photographer’s Conference in the Bay area, several Google employees were spotted testing the device. High School student and Google+ user Ben Baranovsky ran into Vic Gundotra and crew at a wine bar in Los Gatos and as you can see, all were wearing the Project Glass prototypes.

Image | Ben Baranovs

Here’s some of the photos Google shared on its Google+ Project Glass stream. From the looks of things, photo quality has improved and the glasses are able to take steady video.

Google project glass umbrella

Project Glass newspaper reading

project glass paparazzi

Check out this short video clip of a Google Project team member wearing the glasses and jumping on a trampoline. The user is even doing backflips — which demonstrates the steady quality the glasses prototype are capable of.

According to Ben, nobody at Google was ready to spill the beans on too many details. However he did say that Vic said the screen appears as floating a little ways away from the user’s eye. Vic stressed the fact that the display sits above the user’s eye so that during a conversation is isn’t intrusive but can be accessed at any time by simply looking up a bit.

So it appears menu navigation via eye movement tracking is already functional. Groovy…

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3 Responses to Google Employees Caught in the Wild Wearing Project Glass

  1. acupunc May 28, 2012 at 8:17 am #

    It’s a brave new world. . . RFID chips in kids at school and heads up displays on our glasses. Not sure I’m there yet lol — doing just fine with a smartphone and I don’t even use much of its full potential. Guess I’m just a late adopter 😉

  2. May Thy May 28, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    A device of the future 🙂

    • Steve Krause May 29, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

      For sure… Now this is on gizmo I’m really exited about.

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