Patent documents reveal how Google Glass will work
- Feb 22, 2013, 16:15 PM IST
Fresh documents about the ‘Wearable device with input and output structures’ from Google- the Google Glassesare now available. These documents reveal more information about how these glasses will be constructed and how they will work.
These glasses which are to be worn on the head of the user can almost entirely obstruct the wearer's vision outside of the screen or other image source included therein so that the user can see nothing but the image presented by the device's display system.
The papers which have been filed in August 2011 with the patents office, elaborate how the Google glasses will be working. “the display includes a planar viewing surface, and wherein the rotation of the display about the first axis is such that the viewing surface is positionable normal to a line from the viewing surface to a focal center of the eye of the user within a range of adjustment of the display in the first direction” says the papers.
The generally transparent display is a prism of a transparent material configured to make an image projected into a side of the prism visible at a surface of the prism that is at a nonzero angle to the side of the prism. The electronics housing will also include a battery in the housing affixed on a portion of the frame.
Google is trying to make these Glass more stylish. According to news in the New York Times, the search giant is negotiating with Warby Parker, an e-commerce company that sells trendy eyeglasses, to help it design more fashionable frames, according to two people briefed on the negotiations who were not authorized to speak publicly because the partnership has not been made official. We also spotted the glasses in different colours on the Project’s website.