Even before Googleofficially launches their new Google Glasses, they have been causing a few concerns regards privacy, but if you would like to learn a little more about the technology and mechanics behind the revolutionary Google Glasses eyewear.
A new Google Glasses infographic has been created to shed a little light on the technology Google is using in their Google Glasses and how it will function whilst being worn.
By wearing the Google Glasses higher or lower on your nose you are able to move the transparent screen in to and out of your peripheral vision as desired.
The Google Glasses infographic has been created by Martin Missfeldt, who explained that he still has some concerns about how the device will work with users who require normal prescription glasses. As is seems additional adjustments will be required in order to focus the image correctly.
“Google Glasses is a technical masterpiece. It combines numerous functions and features in a very small unit. In addition to phone and camera (photo, video), it offers Internet connection, including GPS.
The core feature of Google Glasses is a visual layer that is placed over the reality (“augmented reality”). This layer opens a door to amazing new possibilities. But how does it work? In the Google Glasses contains a mini-projector, which projected the layer via a clever, semi-transparent prism directly on the retina in the eye. Because of this the image, even though it is so close to the eye, is sharp and clear. You can move the front part of the Google Glasses easily to optimize the focus.
Depending on how you wear the Google Glasses, the layer appears in the upper right corner or in the middle of the visual field. When the Google Glasses is high on the nose, so that you can practically see through underneath, you must turn the eye up to view the image sharp. Because the prism is semi-transparent you can also place it directly in front of the pupil. In that case, you have the sharp layer directly in front of the eyes.
The biggest challenge for Google will now be to make the Google Glasses also usable for people with normal glasses (to compensate for a low vision). In this case the Google Glasses has to be placed ahead of normal glasses – which doesn’t look and feel well or like a glass. Or Google has to manufacture individual customized prisms, but this would be considerably more expensive than the standard production.”