Google Receives Patents for AR Glasses Technology

May 16th, 2012 at 5:50 pm

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has approved Google’s patents for the technology behind its augmented-reality glasses, which has been dubbed “Project Glass.”

Google has received three patents for a “wearable display device” that appears like the futuristic glasses, which have been rumored around since February. The patents refer to functions like displaying data in front of the wearer’s eyes and audio play.

A demo video, which Google released last April, shows a pair of glasses that look straight out of science fiction. It comes equipped with a microphone and a partly-transparent tiny screen right about the user’s right eye. Apart from displaying information about the surroundings of the wearer, these glasses can also be used to communicate with other people.

Prototypes of the Google Glasses project are currently being tested by the company’s big wigs, including co-founder Sergey Brin and Senior Vice President for Engineering Vic Gundotra.

Source: BBC


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