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Google Glass

A Wearable Computer Model

Rinna Joy

Department of Computer Science St.Marys College

Thrissur, Kerala, India

AbstractGoogle has developed computer with an optical head mounted display the research and development project glass

.Glass displays information in a hands-free format which can interact with the internet through natural language voice commands. It can have both the two features virtual reality and augmented reality. It consists of 4G technology, android system, eye tap, smart clothing and wearable computing

Keywords 4G technology, Android system, Augmented reality, Eye tap,Virtual reality,Smart grid technology ,Wearable computer .

  1. INTRODUCTION

    Google glass is defined as the program to develop optical head mounted device having wearable computer. Google is declared the Google glass in April 2012 to use the wearable technology of head mounted display. The Google working to developed in Google glass device on the Google X laboratory. Google has started selling Google glass in US 15 April 2013 for limited period. Its functionality and physical appearance has been compared to Steve Manns Eye Tap ,which also

    referred to as Glass. The operating system used in glass will be googles Android.It have two features virtual reality and augmented reality.

    1. Virtual reality applies to computer-simulated environments that can simulate physical presence in places in the real world and in imaginary world.

    2. Augmented reality is a view of a physical, real world environment which is live, direct or indirect.

  2. TECHNOLOGIES USED

    1. Wearable Computing

      It is an electronic device that is worn by the bearer under, with or on top of clothing. It is also known as body-born computers. This technology proves helpful in case of the applications which require hard computations . This

      technology have reduced the time of action and intention for example, as Google suggests possible search options on inserting few initial letters in the search box. Its main features are consistency and ability to multitask .

    2. 4G technology

      4G technology is fourth generation of mobile communication technology. A 4G system provides ultra broadband internet access for example, laptop, wireless modems also smart phone

      and other phones. Voice and 3G services to communication with mobiles. It is successor of 3rd generation technology. Its data speed is 100Mbps. It provide Data security for mobile devices, computers.

    3. Android Operating System

      Android is mobile operating system consist of the Linux base OS. It is developed by Google. It is open source and its code is released under the Apache License. Almost every smart phone now a days is designed on Android operating system . The android operating system consist of different version which are Astro, Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice cream sandwich, Jellybean and latest version is Kit-Kat.

    4. Eye tap

      Eye tap is head mounted display which acts as camera for recording pictures and scene present in front of eye. The image is reflected digital Camera (eye tap) this image is captured and send to the computer. It simply the capture image and scenes to use eye tap. The users eye operates as monitor and camera

    5. Smart grid technology

    An electrical grid which uses communication technology together and act on information ,such as information about the behaviours of suppliers and consumers in an automated fashion to improve the efficiency , reliability, economics, and sustainability of the production and distribution of electricity is called as smart grid.

    Fig1.Google glass

  3. HOW IT WILL WORKS?

Google glasss design is embedded with small chips camera, video display, battery, and speaker. It hand free display

works on the android and connects a phone through Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Small chips cameras are used to capture the images and scenes in front of the eyes. Hand free information is displayed in pop up manner using video display.

Google glasss working steps are as follows:

  1. The mini project on the glass projects the image in it.

  2. Then the image is redirected to eye.

  3. The information is displayed over the wearer field of vision.

  4. If the uses wants to transmit the data that can be photo or videos of what wearer it seeing, can be done through the

    build camera.

  5. To transfer the information between devices the device can be connected to smart phone.

    Voice Commands

    Enlisted with the commands which can be used while handling Google glass.

    FEATURES VOICE ACTIVATION TEXT RECORD VIDEO OK, GLASS, RECORD A VIDEO TAKE PICTURE OK, GLASS, TAKE A PICTURE USE GOOGLE NOW OK ,GLASS,[QUESTIONS]

    SEARCH PHOTO OK, GLASS, GOOGLE PHOTO OF SEARCH [QUERY] TRANSLATION OK, GLASS, SAY [TEXT] IN [LANGUAGE]

    GIVE DIRECTION OK, GLASS, GIVE THE DIRECTION[PLACE] SEND MESSAGES OK, GLASS, SEND MESSAGE TO [NAME]

    OK, GLASS,[SEND] NAME THAT [MESSAGE] OK, GLASS, SEND[MESSAGE] TO[NAME]

    Fig2. Working and components

    IV .DESIGN

    1. Video Display:

      Its options with the tiny video display screen thats display the crop up hands free data.

    2. Camera:

      It additionally has the front facing video camera with that photo and video is taken in it.

    3. Speaker:

      Google glasses are designed to be hands free wearable device which will be build or receive calls too. Therefore a speaker is additionally designed by the ear.

    4. Button:

      A single button on the spect of the frame the glasses to figure with the physical bit input.

    5. Microphone:

      A mike is additionally place in, which will take the voice commands of the user. This mike is a additionally used for having telecom communication.

      1. BENEFITS AND LIMITATIONS

        Benefits:

        • Easy to wear and use.

        • Google glass responsive and sensitive to presence of people.

        • It provides fast access of maps, videos, chats ,documents and much more

        • It is a new trend for fashion lovers within an innovative technology.

        • It is a useful technology for handicapped and disabled people.

          Limits:

        • Users wearing spectacles wont be able to wear Glass.

        • Privacy of people may be violated with Glass

        • Glass shows data in front of users eyes. So it will be a tough experience for him/her.

  1. APPLICATIONS

    A. you'll be able to build calls via Glass:

    Google Glasses can be build calls by merely speech the device. If you wish to call a friend, simply say"OK, glass, call my friend, Karen" and it initiates a call. Its that easy.

    B .The translation is simple, sensible and fun:

    Imagine the potential of having the ability grasp and determine street signs in foreign languages, languages being spoken around you and having the ability to drag up connected information just by Google Glasses looking at objects. that's the ability of Glass to shrink the planet.

    1. Say "take image to capture a picture:

      The Glass unit responds to voice commands like "take a picture" and takes snapshots of no matter object you're staring at. The photographs are mechanically uploaded on to your Google+ in period . This can be a superb thanks to take shots of

      these rare moments whileyou're engaged in associate degree activity while not distraction from it.

    2. With Google Glass you'll be able to record hands free, just like taking snapshots , recording works in an exceedingly similar method by telling glass to record the activity youre engaged or starting at. whats even additional wonderful is that the ability to share what youre seeing on a Google resort lives?

    3. If you are lost Google glass can come back to your rescue .Glass give directions to your destination from wherever youre.

  2. CONCLUSION

Google Glasses are wearable computers which use the familiar technologies. It provide ease of communication and information access even for the physically challenged class of people who cannot use palmtops and mobiles.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

I would like to acknowledge the contribution of all the people who have helped in reviewing this paper. I would like to give sincere thanks to Mis. Betsy Binu our head of department for her guidance and support throughout this paper.I would also like to thank our families and friends who supported us in the course of writing this paper.

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  4. http://www.google.com/glass/start/

  5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project Glass

  6. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual reality

  7. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Eye tap

  8. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Glass

  9. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ 4G

  10. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki /Wearable _computer

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