OpenGlass has this week unveiled a new application they have created by the same name which has been specifically designed to add real-time augmented reality features and tools to the Google Glass eyewear.
The OpenGlass company currently consists of two PhD students Brandyn White and Andrew Miller who have extensive experience working with Computer Vision, Mobile Devices, and Systems.
The video after below is a demonstration of augmented reality on Google Glass with rectification on the device, with frame to frame matching (homography computation) is performed on the server. The OpenGlass team explains:
“This is an intermediate step in our project and we are moving the processing to the user’s Glass/phone to reduce the match latency. The code developed over a 2 week period and video shot in a day, demonstrating that Google Glass is capable of AR despite popular perceptions. Annotations provided by a remote user can be sent directly to Glass, enabling “Interactive AR”.”
To re-cap the Google Glass eyewear is fitted with a high resolution display which gives you the equivalent display of a 25 inch HD display from eight feet away and is positioned just in front of your right eye.
Google Glass is also equipped with a 5 megapixel camera that can record HD video in 720P, together with 12GB of internal storage for apps, files and media that is synced with Google’s Cloud Storage, as well as connectivity provided by with Bluetooth and WiFi.
It was also reported yesterday that Google Glass might not launch in 2013 after all, sources close to the development of the new Google Glass eyewear have this week reported that Google is now probably going to make their Google Glass device available to consumers at and after their Google I/O 2014 event.
For more information on the new OpenGlass Google Glass application jump over to the OpenGlass website for details.
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