Showing posts with label google glasses. Show all posts
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Monday, 25 July 2016

Boeing is Using Google Glass to Build Airplanes


Google Glass in Constructing Aircraft Wire Harnesses

Google’s enhanced reality eye wear, Google Glass may have been a big consumer failure but it still has been making its way in the workflows of professionals. In a report of, some members of research and technology division of Boeing have stated that they had utilised the original Google Glass in constructing aircraft wire harnesses.

According to CIO, since planes tend to contain enormously messy and complex webs of wires in connecting electrical system, and technicians would have to manually build them out, a painstaking process created on PDF assembly guide seen on a laptop screen. Replacing the computer display with glass, Boeing has stated that it tends to decrease production time for the harnesses by around 25% cutting error rates in half.

The history of Boeing with AR glass dates back to 1995 when it had tested with early head mounted displays and elementary software. Because of the battery, network and size constraints, it was not a practical scheme but due to reduction in cost and exponential jumps in computing power, Boeing can utilise wire-free device such as Google Glass in accomplishing tasks. Jason DeStories, a R&D engineer with Boeing Research and Technology had a demo designed for harness assembly utilising the first openly available Glass units.

Project Juggernaut

The software was named Project Juggernaut by the team though it was not capable of obtaining information from Boeing’s records in real time. In order to attain an enterprise-grade app for Google Glass, Boeing had put out a proposal and had drawn the attention of APX Labs, who was the manufacturer of smart glasses software platform known as Skylight.

They along with the teams produced a higher quality Glass app which Boeing could hand out to their technicians on the assembly floor. The Skylight app seems to function by enabling a Glass wearer to scan a QR code, which tends to pull the wireless harness software and then scan another code in loading the assembly instructions.
Moreover the app also supports Glass voice commands, enabling users to stream what they are viewing to another technician in the case of something unforeseen. The software was said to be in use only with a small number of Boeing technicians as part of a pilot program which had just came to a close.

New Glass – Focused Exclusively on Enterprise Work

However, the interest of Boeing lies in making Glass and similar AR glasses, a feature on assembly floors and probably even on the International Space Station, though one issue it needs to fix is security. DeStories had informed CIO that `for IT to say, “Hey we’re going to let everything work on the network”, we have to ensure we have information security vetted, we have to make sure we know what kind of IT support we are going to need behind it.

These are the question we are answering right now and we feel like we are very close to being on a truly connected solution’. As Google seems to build out an official successor to its original Glass platform, there could be some expectation for Boeing in this regard.

The new Google Glass that is yet to be declared to the public is said to be focused exclusively on enterprise work. Last year images of the device went up in FCC filings and it has been rumoured that the new Glass will be having a larger prism display, together with a faster processor, better battery life along with 5 GHz Wi-Fi provision.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Accessory Lens for Google Glass Invented

Latest Invention – Google Lens

The latest invention which has been developed by Wichita State University professor Jibo He and Barbara Chaparro who worked with graduate student Long Wang on the project known as Google Lens, have found ways to be more creative and innovative on inventing a device which could have positive development in the medical field in the future.

The device has been invented which can be attached to the Google Glass wearable computer and gives the user an enlarged image. The device seems to be an accessory lens; a wearable product which uses voice control to enable users to check information easily when their hands tend to be busy and the information is displayed in Google Glass see through head mounted display with its built-in camera enabling video sharing as well as remote conference.

The Google Glass responds to voice commands and has a tiny screen with a camera which is placed to a glass-like frame but the display seems to have one setback wherein its webcam has a narrow field of vision of 54.8 degrees horizontally by 43.5 vertically with limitation to its use in some applications. The attachment of Google lens enables the user to capture an enlarge vision of 109.8 degrees horizontally and 57.8 vertically.

The Importance of Expanding Google Glass view

Several professionals have the need to use Google Glass for many things like surgery and medical training to usability research as well as flying an aircraft. Most of the hospitals which include Wesley Medical Centre in Wichita and the Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston are developing Google Glass applications in order to enhance their medical services, new doctor training and surgery.

It is said that `the object needed to broadcast may be out of the field of view of Google glass and despite all of its remarkable features, Google Glass has some limitations in its hardware and Google lens solves the problem’. The device includes a holder which is attached to the lens of the frame of Google Glass where the lens that is fixed into the accessory has the capabilities of being changed with ease. Moreover, the accessory lens is helpful in the bottleneck of Google Glass camera improving and expanding Google Glass’ application in professional areas.

Patent Files for Google Lens – Awaiting Approval

Both Jibo along with Chaparro has applied for a U.S. patent for Google Lens and are waiting for its approval. They are both part of Wichita State University psychology department where Chaparro is the director of WS’s Software Usability Research Laboratory studying human-computer interaction and working with industry on software design and usability.

Jibo He on the other hand was among the first Google glass Explorers in 2013 and through the Explorer program, was granted by Google, programmers and researchers early access to the Google Glass device prior to going on sale to the general public and though it is not available to the general public, some businesses like hospitals having been using Google Glass.

Initial research related to whether it would be safe to drive while interacting with Google Glass and later on studied how Glass could be used in detecting when the driver was fatigued.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Telescopic Contact Lenses Could Magnify Human Eyesight

Telescopic Lens – Magnifying Objects – 2.8 Times

Interesting development have been coming up in the world of contact lenses with scientists making great headways in creating a pair of `smart lenses for diabetic who are capable of monitoring glucose levels as well as Google inventing a set with an in-built cameras. We now have optics researchers from Sweden, developing contact lenses which can zoom in on an object at the blink of an eye where a simple wink tends to activate the telescopic lens and help people to read as well as recognize faces easily.

The prototype lenses which was unveiled recently at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting helps in magnifying objects up to 2.8 times and probably someday could be useful for those with visual impairment affecting around 285 million people all over the world.

This could be helpful for those with a condition known as age-related macular degeneration –AMD which is a major cause of blindness as well as visual impairment in older people beyond the age of 50. AMD is a progressive condition wherein the person tends to lose their central vision gradually due to cell damage and death in the retina.

Enhanced Design 

Though glasses known as bioptic telescopes are available to help them with this condition, they tend to be bulky and interfere with social interaction and this latest design seems to be less intrusive. The telescopes are inbuilt in the lenses and were first developed with funding from DARPA as super thin cameras for aerial drone, though they were then converted into vision enhancing system and was first unveiled in 2013.

They were not quite suitable for eyeballs for instance the magnification which was always on, had to be deactivated by taking them out. Besides this, the original lenses were not gas permeable and hence could not be worn for very long. Two years later, the development team led by Eric Tremblay of Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne has now enhanced the design and they are of the belief that the telescopic lenses can be tried for humans which has been only tested on a mechanical model so far.

Updated PrototypeFeatures 

The updated prototype features small air channels which enables oxygen flow through the underside of the lens in order to eliminate eye irritation. The lenses are larger and rigid than the standard lens which covers the sclera or white area of the eyes and within the 1.5 mm thick lenses, a ring of tiny aluminium mirrors which bounces light around and increases the visualized size of the image magnifies it 2.8 times.

According to science, in order to switch between the zoomed and normal vision, the user needs to wink their right eye that interrupts the light from being reflected from the contacts to the glasses.When this signal is block, the polarized filter in the glasses kicks in and guides lights in the telescopic area and to get back to normal vision one needs to wink their left eye.

It is not certain when these future lenses would come in the market though science is making changes in viewing the world.

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Google Glass To Return With Intel In 2015

According to the WSJ (the wall street journal), Google is expected to launch a completely new model of their Glass handset in 2015, which will offer longer battery life than the present explorer edition and will be powered by an Intel chip inside. Looking at the current edition, the company has already made a couple of small upgrades, which includes the addition of compatibility of the device with prescription lenses and the other of being the decision to double the RAM. However, if the company is looking to make changes to the processor, then it means that the company will be required to overhaul the entire range of wearable.

Changes expected in the new edition

As far as Google Glass’s adoption is concerned, the issue of limited battery life and a threatening four-figure price has acted against the company. While on one side, Intel is very excited about the whole concept and is very much interested in promoting Google glass as the perfect workplace companion, Google is expecting to increase the interest of the customers through a refreshed design and a new modern processor.

At present, not much information has been revealed by either company, but going by the rumors, as far as Intel hardware is concerned, the most likely option for powering the Google glass will be the low-power chip, which is at the center of Intel's MICA bracelet. As far as MICA is concerned, it is from the Intel's New Devices Group. This group aims at understanding and examining as to what kind of new devices will be able to push the microprocessor revolution to the next stage. One of the most prominent features of the new glass edition is expected to be battery life, which according to Intel can last up to 2 days. If the company is able to recreate the same in smaller dimension glass, then it means the battery life will get doubled up.

Although the experimental gadget has gone through some iterative changes, the major ones are expected to be rolled out next year. According to the Wall Street Journal report, the partnership between Intel and Google for Glass will include the marketing of the device to the hospitals apart from offices. The journal has also highlighted the Google has got a new patent in the form of biometric authentication. The users will have the option to either chose a single iris or both their iris for the purpose of authentication. The report stated that Intel will be providing the electronic brains for the new version of the Google Glass. The new Intel chip will be replacing the existing processor from Texas Instruments Inc used in their very first version.

Although post the launch in 2012, Google glass was subjected to criticism due to privacy issues and being too nerdy, still it was being considered as a workplace-computing device. Google is expecting the device to be an evolution from the previous version and become useful for organization, but still being a crossover device for consumers.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Tune Your Emotions with Google Glass

Google Glass
Javier Hernandez, the project’s leader stated that just by using the headset's built-in gyroscope, camera and accelerometer, Glass will be able to measure some of vital signs of the body which includes respiration and pulse. Google glass has been designed to pick the head motion which is caused due to the beating heart and also teases out the increase and decrease in breath from various other body movements.

Hernandez's algorithms along with some other data’s are focused on giving the wearer a door towards their emotional side. This is part of the new technology, SenseGlass, which has been designed to make the wearer get more informed about the mental well being.

Listening skill: 

This latest work shows how advanced we have got in terms of affective computing. These computing technologies aim at measuring, responding, and also influencing our emotions. Rosalind Picard who has been working alongside Hernandez considers the Google glass a very powerful tool which can make computer more emotionally tuned.

Picard says that it is always a challenge when you want a computer understand the level of your stress and at the same time not add more to it. It is hard to get the technology right and even get it tested in the right conditions. What makes it worthwhile is the fact that one can have this even in their sunglasses.

Even though it might sound very powerful for someone to see their heart rate flashing before them, the context is more important than the biological data. The Glass camera is used to records this data and later on analysis can be carried out by comparing it with biological information. There are apps existing that will be able to use Glass for checking emotions. Example Emotient (start up firm) wants to use glass to let retailers know your feelings.

Feel better: 

According to Hernandez, SenseGlass is very different technology; its goal is to help the wearer take control of their emotions. Through this one will be able to avoid getting into depression. You will be able to take picture based on your need, say if you want to check how your heart reacts to certain situation or stimulus. It’s all about helping you to reflect your daily life but in a very meaningful way.

According to Jim Rehg, Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, people having problem in expressing their emotions like people with Autism. Jim Rehg has co-authored a paper on this new system which is expected to be presented at the MobiHealth conference in Athens, this November. Jim stated that this new technology can be used by many caregivers as they will be able to better understand the emotions of the person affected and take care of them.

According to Julien Pender, the technology and the system have tremendous potential now as there are difficulties in monitoring emotions in real time. Not only have they been able to get the context and the physiological data on a single platform not only for sensing but also to send feedbacks. This is a very unique system.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Google Glass goes on sale to US public

Google Glass
Google Glass, an Eyewear based Device

Google says that the eyewear based device, Google Glass, a hotly anticipated internet connected eyewear, is moving to `open beta’, which would be available at $1,500 till the stock last and has put its Glass headset for sale to consumers in the US.

This eyewear mounted devices presently is at the beta development level and would on sale for a limited time till the stock is available. The company had stated on a blog post that it had finally decided to go ahead onto a more open beta in the development of the device.Google had opened sale of Glass to the US public for a day briefly in April making it available to the public instead of just a select group of users like app developers.

Google had sold the headset for a day which previously had been available only in limited supply to the developers, especially only a selected number of businesses and aficionados.

Functions like High Definition Computer Screen

The company stated that it was striving to work on improvements on the hardware as well as the software though it did not specify how many glasses would be sold or if they would be making any more, once the same were sold out.

Anyone living in the US can now buy Google’s wearable product, the Google Glass, which is a stamp sized electronic screen mounted on the side of a pair of eyeglass frame with the capabilities to record video, access email, provide turn by turn driving indication and also retrieve information from the internet world by connecting wireless to a user’s mobile device.

It consist of a small clear strip which functions like a high definition computer screen which is hooked on the frames and is position within the wearer’s field of vision. Users can connect to the web and besides video recording, can map their location and the same is being used across several sectors.It has raised privacy and safety concerns urging legislators in some jurisdiction to consider bans or limits on its use including at the time of driving. The company also launched a try and buy program for potential buyers.

Running Apps like NameTag

Google Glass is not only the most ambitious product but also the most awaited product and the consumer version is probably expected to go on sale to the general public by the end of 2014. Moreover, Google would also be offering a free sunglass shade or possibly one of its latest introduced prescription glasses frames with any purchase done.

Besides a built in camera which can record video it could also be useful in gathering evidence and is capable of running apps like NameTag which can photograph a person as well as identify them by scouring social networks for a match.

If the device is used by police it could probably be set up along with an app which would enable officers to search databases of unidentified offenders and outstanding warrants. In the meantime, Google is continuing in putting all efforts in expanding offerings on Glass with its announcement of Android KitKat 4.4 update together with iPhone SMS and Calendar feature. As per reports it was also revealed that Google Glass would probably get a dual lens in the near future.

Monday, 14 October 2013

3 technologies which are all set to revolutionize the world

google glass
There are so many discoveries which have been introduced in the world of technology in the past few years. They are revolutionizing the world by bringing the change among the people in this globe. Various advancements in the technology involve cloud computing, Smartphone, tablets and so on. These advancements has changed the life style of the people and brought a severe change in the technology. Advancement of technology changes with time to time; if you were thinking about the past one, then you cannot enjoy the real technology changes around you. These advancements have changed the world and make a better place in the future part.

In this post, you can get information about the latest technology that around you in the real world;

Google Glass: 

Google glass is a latest advancement in the technology which actually lets you enjoy the real enjoyment. With the help of the Google glass, you can easily access various level of visualization through your glass. By using Google glass, you can access your data, you can access your social media, and you can also read documents through the Google glass. You can even navigate through the Google glass to your destination. The co founder of Google has made the demo of the Google glass to the people in the technology era. The Google glass is only selling to the some of the developers around the globe for 1500$.

FireFox Os:

firefox os
The android and IOs are playing dominant role in the mobile operating systems; most of the devices are manufactured with the android operating system which makes it to go higher. The apple has its own uniqueness and which cannot be provided in any other operating system. But both of them have its own rules and regulations. User cannot use them as their wish since the operations systems were made of various rules and regulations. This stimulates the Mozilla to create a brand new operating system for the choice of user. So they started to develop their own operating system from the scratch and it will mainly concentrate on the needs o the users. The main objective of this operating system is to develop a unique operating system which is dedicated to the needs of the user needs. This Firefox operating system has made from the open source platform and it contains web technologies such as CSS3 and HTML5 in order to enhance the capabilities of the users and the operating system.

Form 1

form 1
This is a digital designing technology which allows you to perform 3D printing over the sturdy products for the real life. The invention of three dimensional printers brought down a change in the technology. Form 1 is a 3D technology printer which allows you to create a prototypes structure over the materials; it is a luxurious one but the effect produced by the Form 1 was an awesome master piece. You can get this product for the cost of 2799$ in the market. The form 1 is also used to create a prototypes for various products for scientific researches.

Friday, 2 August 2013

Google opens its Google Glass program to new participants

Among the 8,000 selected participants of Google Glass Explorer program, some now have the opportunity to invite their friend also participate in the testing phase of the connected glasses. Google is now ready to welcome new participants in its Google Glass Explorer program started with 8000 earlier selected participants selected by Google. To participate, they should have to pay $ 1,500, the purchase price of the glasses connected. And if they wish, Google offers them to invite a friend to join the test program Google Glass. Participants of Google glasses have indeed received an email recently from Google in this regard. Only a certain number of them can invite a new member. The exact number of new participants has not been specified by Google. The known requirements to join the Google Glass Explorer program are at least 18 years old, live in the United States and have the ability to retrieve the glasses in San Francisco, Los Angeles or New York.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Google Glass is nearing Completion!

The vision of the Google Glass is nearing completion getting closer. Today Google has released further details and an Android app. 2000 testers have agreed to test the data of Google Goggles for $ 1,500 in 2012. By and by they get their devices now. The details sounds impressive do not necessarily mean small glasses but they are there already. The camera, one of the main functions, features five megapixels pleasant when you shoot photos or videos at 720p. The user gets 16 GB of memory, of which four gigabytes of software but is technically proven. The battery will hold a full day. It is connected to the glasses with an Android device via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. On the Smartphone application "My Glass" must be installed. It controls all the functions that run from the glasses over the phone. This includes calls, SMS and letter grades and the Internet connection. For children less than 13 years Google Glass is taboo. If you are below 13, you could suffer severe visual impairment: The display consists of a small prism in front of the eye. It is illuminated by a bright projector. The final price, the most important selling point, Google has not betrayed. But it should be well below the $ 1,500.