Wearable Computing Augmented Reality and the Google Glasses

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Google Glasses Video:

Project Glass: One Day…

Google collaborated with fashion brand DVF to bring Google map to the runway 2012. A smart way to prove that the glasses are not only “high tech” but also fashionably cool!

DVF [through Glass]

The glasses are also worn by skydivers and bikers, and in result produced many cool and breathtaking videos such as this one.

Project Glass: Skydiving Demo at Google I/O 2012

For the moment the most significant function of Google Glasses is “what you see is what you get” video camera (works like a Go pro camera!), but together with augmented reality and all the functionality of a smartphone system, what this technology could do is way beyond just photography..

Below is the link to the video titled “SIGHT” – a short futuristic film by Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo (Israel) about a destructive future of (augumented reality wearable) technology. Inspiring yet scary!

What and where do you think will be the future of  wearable computing and technology?

 

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REFERENCES

• Barfield, Woodrow, and Thomas Caudell. Fundamentals of Wearable Computers and Augmented Reality. Mahwah, NJ [u.a.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2001. Print.

• Bolter, J. David, and Diane Gromala. “Chapter 4 : Magic Book.” Windows and Mirrors: Interaction Design, Digital Art, and the Myth of Transparency. Cambridge, MA: MIT, 2003. N. pag. Print.

• DVF [through Glass]. Google, 13 Sept. 2012. Web. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30Pjl31cyDY>.

• Project Glass: One Day… Google, 04 Apr. 2012. Web. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c6W4CCU9M4

• Project Glass: Skydiving Demo at Google I/O 2012 Google, 27 Jun. 2012. Web. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uh-liQDE3cM

• Sight. Dir. Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo. Bezaleal Academy of Arts, Aug. 2012. Web. <https://vimeo.com/46304267#>

• Slawski, Bill. “Google Glasses Design Patents and Other Wearables.” SEO by the Sea. N.p., 15 May 2012. Web. 11 Oct. 2012. <http:// www.seobythesea.com/2012/05/google-glasses-design-patents-other-wearables/>..

• Starner, Thad, Steve Mann, Bradley Rhodes, Jeffrey Levine, Jennifer Healey, Dana Kirsch, Roz Picard, and Alex Pentland. Augmented Reality Through Wearable Computing. Rep. Cambridge, MA: Media Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005. Print. http://www.cc.gatech.edu/fac/Thad.Starner/p/journal/augmented-reality-through-wearable-computing.pdf

• Sullivan, Mark. “How Google Glass Could Change the Future.” TechHive. TechHive, 17 Sept. 2012. Web. 10 Oct. 2012. <http:// www.techhive.com/article/2009072/how-google-glass-could-change-the-future.html>.

 

 

Presentation: Meg Grant

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Greetometer Handshake Trainer

Apology Helmet

Lace Sensor Dresses

Video: http://vimeo.com/44094542#at=0

Secret Keeper Gloves

Video: http://vimeo.com/19121156#at=0

See-Thru-Me

Video: http://vimeo.com/7276131#at=0

Maker Presentation – Leah Buechley

Maker Presentation on Leah Buechley.

Her website:

http://web.media.mit.edu/~leah/

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