We first looked at Project Glass in February before it was even formally named (and then again, in April). The Google I/O conference today featured a real time demo with skydivers jumping out of a plane wearing Project Glass headgear – all of which was broadcast live from their glasses to the conference through Google Hangouts. Attendees watched this first-person footage as the skydivers landed on the roof of San Francisco’s Moscone Center (the site of today’s conference), jumped on to bikes, and rode on to the stage to a cheering crowd.
Although the glasses are not yet available for purchase, US-based developers attending Google I/O may now pre-order a prototype version (US$1,500) for early next year. The hardware includes a built-in camera, speaker, microphone, and touchpad. Google has not disclosed technicalities around how today’s demo was broadcast, but we look forward to learning more about Project Glass’ potential wi-fi capabilities, and seeing how it will incorporate augmented reality to provide users with access to tools such as GPS and mapping data.
Learn more about Project Glass and keep up with product updates here.
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