Google may not have been very successful in hitting a hotspot with consumers with respect to Google Glass, but online world hasn’t given up on this amazing device. Google is now centralizing all its’ attention on its industrial applications. If you remember that in order to design the smartest smartphone, Google turned its attention to the widely-accepted Android platform that was launched a little later after Apple’s iOS in year 2006.
Once android was placed successfully in hands of users, the company started to look for the next big thing it needed to go after. In year 2011, the company designers came up with a prototype of Google Glass that weighed some 8-lbs. In year 2013, a developer’s edition was released for a few “explorers” and two years later it was made public. However, despite its commercial release, the product has been under constant development.
Google Glass was, perhaps, the next big thing that Google planned to go for. Imagine a smartphone that can be worn as a headset then being handheld. Unfortunately, the idea was rejected by consumers within a year. Possibly, the idea was quite ahead of its time. However, considering the present day craze that is overwhelming all in form of augmented reality, an evolved version of Google Glass may come into view.
It is an amazing example of hardware engineering, it comes with a heads-up display screen,a CPU, a GPS, a battery, speakers, microphone, projector, and a battery. It shows off digital information to the user by reflecting it through a visual prism that completely focuses on digital information over the retinas. It is a step closer to the present day fictional reality products that many of us have in mind.
A recent project called ‘project juggernaut’ was a demo software designed to implicate Google Glass in Boeing. The main aim was to use these glasses for harnessing assembly and pulling the needed information from Boeing’s database in realtime. This was mainly aimed to aid the process. If you don’t know about harness assembly know that Boeing and similar aircrafts have miles and miles of wires and cables in them. Apart from space optimization for all these wires and cables, the risk of electrical short is high during installation as well as operation. This is where extra help is needed.Google Glass is yet to evolve to a level where it can harness information from plane’s databse swiftly to justify the device usage on floor.
Boeing needed a better app, so it brought up the proposal. A company called APX labs came up with a viable solution to the problem. They developed a new app called Skylight that allows the Google Glass owners to scan a QR code twice and project the assembly instruction in the HUD.