Typing on a wearable device is not the easiest thing to accomplish using a small virtual keyboard, however Minuum think they have plenty of ideas to solve the issues of Google Glass typing.
The new demonstration video released today reveals a number of prototype solutions the Minuum virtual keyboard team have experimented with to help Google Glass users type whilst wearing the eyewear.
Minuum has experimented with Google Glass detecting subtle head movements, tracking of eye movements, and even with keyboards overlaid on your hand, forearm, or another surface. Check out the video below to see the Google Glass typing ideas in action.
Miniuum explains a little more “We’ve worked with Google Glass for a few months now, and have built versions that let you type either using the touchpad, or by detecting subtle head movement. This is shown in the first part of the video, and we actually prefer the head-tracking technique, which lets you feel like you’re looking at the letters that you want to type.
Whatever wearable displays end up looking like, we’ll be ready for them – though we’re keeping our fingers crossed for those contact lenses! Because what good is a wearable device if you can’t input information into it?”
For more information about Google Glass typing using a virtual keyboard jump over to the Minuum website for details.