More details about Google’s Project Glass, an augmented-reality heads-up display, are surfacing online.
A Google Plus post on Wednesday showed the first design photos and a video that demonstrates the goggles’ potential capabilities. The video, below, chronicles a day in the life of a man in New York City who chats with friends, navigates the city, snaps photos and video chats — all from his augmented-reality glasses.
These glasses, which Google will begin testing publicly, don’t have the look of traditional eyewear. They’re composed of a band and a small screen that sits in front of the right eye.
The New York Times notes that “Project Glass could hypothetically become Project Contact Lens.” A University of Washington profession specializing in bionanotechnology has built a contact lens with embedded electronics capable of displaying pixels to the human eye.