What is Google Glass?
Google Glass features
Google is encouraging an ecosystem of developers and
designers to build the apps that could make Glass the next
Google Glass is Google's wearable computer that a person
wears like a regular pair of prescription glasses.
Google Glass is best described as an evolution of the
smartphone — a way to freely access data without needing
to look at a handheld device.
WHAT IS GOOGLE GLASS?
Google GLASS is a wearable computer with an optical
head-mounted display (OHMD).
It’s a glass with a Smart Phone in it.
It brings the internet world and real world together.
Developed by Google in the Project Glass research and
Google X is a secret Laboratory, which works on research
and development of futuristic technology.
Google Glass is being developed by Google X.
It is being marketed well by Google Explorer Editor for
Wearable computers, also known as body-borne computers
are miniature electronic devices that are worn by the bearer
under, with or on top of clothing.
SMART GRID TECHNOLOGY
A smart grid is an electrical grid that uses information and
communications technology together and act on
information, such as information about the behaviors of
suppliers and consumers, in an automated fashion to
improve the efficiency, reliability, economics, and
sustainability of the production and distribution of
It is a successor of the third
generation (3G) standards. A 4G
system provides mobile ultra-
broadband Internet access, for
example to laptops with USB
wireless modems, to smart phones,
and to other mobile devices.
Android is a Linux- based operating system for mobile
devices such as smart phones and tablet computers, developed
by Google in conjunction with the Open Handset Alliance.
Electronic environments that are sensitive and responsive to
the presence of people.
Devices work in concert to support people in carrying out
their everyday life activities.
The technology disappears into our surroundings until only
the user interface remains perceivable by users.
This oval speaker, engraved with the Glass logo, delivers
all the sounds from the device.
Google glasses are designed to be hands free wearable
device that can be used to make or receive calls too.
On the inner right side, near the end of the touchpad, is a
button that turns the Glass on and off.
Press the button to power your device on or shut it down.
This sophisticates the glass to work with the physical
It can be used in multi-purposeful ways and it acts
according to the context.
Touch gestures are used by
tapping and sliding finger on the
touchpad located on the right side
of the device.
Activate Glass: Tap the touchpad
Move forward in the
timeline: Swipe forward.
Move backward in the
timeline: Swipe backward.
Go back to the timeline
screen: Swipe down until you see
the current time and "ok glass".
Turn display off in a screen
displaying "ok glass“: Swipe
It has a front facing video camera with which photos and
videos can be taken in a glimpse.
It is 5-megapixel camera which is capable of 720p video
A microphone is also put in, that can take the voice
commands of the wearer of user.
This microphone is also used for having telephonic
A small prism is used for display.
It features with the small video display that is used to
display the pop up hands free information.
The display shows you all the information that’s available on
your Glass, including e-mails, pictures, videos, and any
Wi-Fi - 802.11 b/g 2.4GHz - A Wi-Fi connection can be
set up for Google Glass through the MyGlass site on your
computer, or using the MyGlass app on an Android device.
Bluetooth - A Bluetooth-enabled device allows you to use
some of the phone features of Google Glass, such as
making phone calls, sending and receiving text messages,
and getting directions to your next destination. Also
smartphone carrier’s data connection can be used to
connect Google Glass to the Internet.
Glass is sleek, light and easily wearable and you won’t
require keeping it on and off your pockets, like mobile
No Bluetooth or camera needed when Glass is on, it’ll do all
Glass will provide you detailed information and satisfactory
results on your queries.
Make phone calls, sms, emails though Google Glass, no
Glass might give you a ‘nerdy’ look that might create
clumsiness among people.
No indication while clicking pictures (like pointing the
camera) which almost sounds like a hidden camera trying to
capture a non-ready subject.
Chances are there to drop yourself down in the road while
reading a text or email since you can’t get your eyes off it.
No public privacy concern so the worry of leaking out
information still remains. 29
Although there are many barriers and problems Google still
needs to work through before finalizing the consumer
version of Glass, the potential benefits make Glass a project
Google glasses are basically wearable computers that use
the evolving familiar technologies that brings the
sophistication and ease of communication and information
access even for the physically challenged class of people
those literally could not use general way of palmtops and
 Thad Starner, “Wearable Computing” Pervasive
Computing, IEEEComputer Society,Volume: 12,Issue: 2,
2013, pp. 14 –16
 T.E. Starner, “Use of Mobile Appointment Scheduling
Devices,” Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in
Computing Systems (CHI EA 04), ACM, 2004, pp. 1501–1504
 Google. Project Glass: One day… You Tube Available at: