Google officially unveiled Project Glass to the world on Wednesday, offering a new insight into the world of augmented reality.
The team leading the initiative, including Babak Parviz, Steve Lee and Sebastian Thrun, are part of Google’s clandestine Google X labs, a branch of the company that focuses on futuristic tech and big picture concepts, such as space elevators, robots and driverless cars.
The Project glass team has released a video and information on the project so that they can show off the product and get public feedback.
The team wrote in a post on the subject,
“We’re sharing this information now because we want to start a conversation and learn from your valuable input. Please follow along as we share some of our ideas and stories. We’d love to hear yours, too. What would you like to see from Project Glass?”
Google’s new Android-powered glasses will allow you to check your email, update your Facebook, or even check-in to your favorite restaurant. It is the company’s first official venture into wearable computing.
With its 3G or 4G data connection, GPS, and numerous environmental sensors, the glasses could be a boon for augmented reality and wearable technology. The idea is to merge the glasses with multiple Google services and let even a walk around the block be productive.
The glasses will cost between $250 and $600. They are meant to show off the current versatility of the Android platform.
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