More details about Googleâs widely anticipated glasses have been released today.A video was uploaded by the company onto YouTube showing the gadget, dubbed Google Glasses, in action. Also on the video, we get a taste of what the user interface would be like if you were wearing the glasses.
Just recently, the co-founder of Google, Sergey Brin, was spotted on the New York subway giving the device a thorough testing.
The product was actually first unveiled last year and culminated in developers being offered early access to the device is they paid around $1500. However, the company is now inviting people in America to use the hash tag #ifihadaglass to suggest how they make use of the headset if they had one.
“We’re looking for bold, creative individuals who want to join us and be a part of shaping the future of Glass,” Google said.
“We’re still in the early stages and, while we can’t promise everything will be perfect, we can promise it will be exciting.”
The video demonstration shows how âGlassâ can be used to take pictures from the userâs perspective or even record video. As well as this, you can also share the content directly on to social networking sites or via email.
Watching the video, you can see the voice commands such as âOK Glass take a picture â were used to control the device and that the command suggests, take a picture.
Other features seen in the video seem to show that the user can have video chats, get weather reports even get directions whether they want to go.
Despite the amount of features, all of this information appeared in a small square which sits on the top right wearerâs field of vision. The display is shown in this video is less intrusive than that of a previously published concept.
Technology such as this, dubbed âWearable Technologyâ, is seen to be a major growth area for hardware and software makes in 2013 and beyond. In 2008, Apple patented a laser-based âhead mounted display system âthat suggested it could be used to stream video from the iPod.