Strengths of Google Project Glass (infographic)

17 Apr 2012

Google's X Labs has revealed concepts for augmented reality glasses

Google’s Project Glass is being designed to give the user information on the location they’re in and the people they meet via the Android OS through a pair of glasses.

Sounds pretty cool, right?

An infographic published by Javier Muñiz on illustrates just what’s cool about the internet search giant’s Project Glass, such as ‘Terminator vision’ and virtual GPS navigation.

Google’s X Labs has been working on the augmented reality glasses that would push information from the internet via the Android OS onto the glass lenses.

The company is aiming to release the product at the same cost as a standard smartphone, which is in the US$250-US$600 range.

The glasses are believed to contain a unique new navigation system that uses head tilting to scroll and click and will be very intuitive.

They will also sport a built-in, low-resolution camera that overlays information about locations, buildings and friends.

Isabelle Olsson, an industrial designer on Google’s Project Glass team, has also revealed an early mock-up of how Project Glass would work for someone who wears prescription glasses.

The heads-up display (HUD) appears to be attached to the user’s own pair of glasses. This holds the lens where information is displayed to the user and the camera which takes in the user’s surroundings.

Google Project Glass infographic

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic