Google Glasses Patent Reveals Household Appliances Control


A new patent which has been filled by Google has revealed that their new Google Glasses currently under development might be able to control your household appliances, such as your TV, light switches and even your coffee maker.

The new patent published today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office reveals that Google has patent an application called ‘Wearable Computer with Superimposed Controls and Instructions Device’ for Google Glasses.

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Using the software and technology within the patent Google Glasses would be able to provide users with a virtual control panel that would control items around the house. So even if you are a little dubious about wearing Google Glasses out in public, you might be able to benefit from their services around the privacy of your own home. The Google Glasses patent explains a little more:

“In order to control the target device, the wearer may attempt to touch the virtual control interface at the apparent distance of the virtual control interface. 

For example, the wearer may touch a location on the refrigerator where a virtual button in the virtual control interface appears. The wearable computing device may recognize this touching motion as a control instruction and transmit the control instruction to the target device.

A wearable computing device, comprising: a head-mounted display (HMD), wherein the HMD is configured to provide a field of view in which at least a portion of an environment of the wearable computing device is viewable, and wherein the HMD is operable to display images superimposed over the field of view”

If you are interested in owning your very own pair of Google Glasses, Google is now taking pre-orders for the Google Glasses which are prices at $1,500, all you need to do to be eligible is explain to Google what you are likely to do with their new Google Glasses technology.

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Source: USPTO : Engadget