Google's 'Project Glass' Now Official: Wearable Augmented Reality Glasses

Submitted by lalit on April 4, 2012 - 1:18pm.

First report about Google’s glasses project was published in February, at that time we only knew that the glasses will have something to do with augmented reality and will be launched later this year. However, today Google came out clean about the ‘Project Glass’ – a wearable augmented reality glasses. Google didn’t provide much information about the project but posted the following on Google+:

We think technology should work for you—to be there when you need it and get out of your way when you don’t.

A group of us from Google[x] started Project Glass to build this kind of technology, one that helps you explore and share your world, putting you back in the moment. We’re sharing this information now because we want to start a conversation and learn from your valuable input. So we took a few design photos to show what this technology could look like and created a video to demonstrate what it might enable you to do.

Please follow along as we share some of our ideas and stories. We’d love to hear yours, too. What would you like to see from Project Glass?

Google also posted a YouTube video showing how the prototype works for showing control for music playback, weather, directions, taking pictures, voice control and do video chats. Check out the Project Glass introductory video below.