Recently, Linux Kernal Source has shared by Google for the firmware which is working well in Google Glass. Perhaps Google has to wait until its developers make some improvements, or perhaps battery life would be affected by the running of several AR apps at the same time in the Glass. Nevertheless, Google Glass will do more than the expectations of users by handling various apps of augmented reality. And it could become possible only by this attractive list of sensors: 1. Gyroscopes 2. Accelerometer 3. Orientation Sensor 4. Magnetometer 5. Rotation Vector 6. Linear Acceleration 7. Gravity 8. Light Sensor |
Without getting sidetracked due to the lack of location determining facilities, the apps of augmentation reality can function properly with GPS and two other location providers.
Some Interesting Facts about Google Glass 1. In-built Gyroscope, Accelerometer and Magnetometer: In spite of having individual ICs on both, Google Glass employs single SiP which includes both gyro and accelerometer within. The thing which makes both these sensors perfect for Glass is Inversense MPU9150.
2. Google Glass with “Glasshub”:Glasshub is said to be an external micro-controller which is compatible to “Wink” command. Believe it or not; up to 20 winks can be supported by Glass. In fact, proximity and IR data can be supported through Glasshub. It will be proved even more helpful when the developers write Google Glass apps for detecting seizures.
3. Proximity Sensor: Apart from Glasshub, Google Glass also has a next independent module which is a good sign. And this feature is amazingly customizable. Rather than just worked as ambient light sensing, Glass is also compatible for proximity sensing. In this way, we can detect our hand or fingers swiped in front of our head. This is quite more interesting fact because it will provide illusion of current job in progress which can be controlled in projected images.
Bottom Line Apart from limited features, another major issue against Glass is that there is no way to construct full AR apps wearable. But we can’t judge the capabilities of Glass. Programmer Lance Nanek has designed android apps to be managed in debug mode so that this head-mounted display can spit off the images and list of sensors in Glass. Today, your current location can only be updated in every 10 minutes by third party applications. But developers would fix this issue by using their own hacking tactics. It is no doubt Glass will come out as a most interactive device.
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