Patent details how Google Glass might look on a different frame

A newly published patent is giving us one of the more detailed looks into Google’s Project Glass to date. The filing comes a day after Google opened applications for their Glass Explorer program to members of the general public. Shown among the pages of the document are detailed illustrations of the Glass headset we have become familiar with. Also included is a look at what the concept might look like when mounted in a more traditional set of glasses.

For the technically inclined, the patent gives a great overview of how Glass operates, detailing the process of projecting the headset’s UI, keeping it consistent within the field of vision, and even how the device can be used for augmented reality applications. There is even talk of a display method that would project an overlay directly onto a person’s retina.

With all the hype Google has been pumping lately, you would think the futuristic headset would be rolling off the production line soon, but we’re far from seeing Glass in the real world, and I suspect even farther from seeing it built into traditional eyeglasses (side note: wouldn’t it be nice if Google sold a kit that could turn any pair of glasses into a Project Glass device?).

[via TechCrunch]

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  • hemipw54

    The coolness of the project is waning quickly.

    • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

      You seem a little shortsighted; maybe you need glasses

  • Guest

    “Projected

  • scoter man1

    *Groan* not more hipster glasses -.- PLEASE no more hipster glasses.

  • watson111505

    I’m stoked for this…can’t wait to get a pair

  • tokuiten

    What I really want to see is Glass on a motorcycle helmet.

    • Blah Blah Blah

      That would be badass

      • ifihadGlass

        + everything Google is going to manufacture (not foxconnature) will be >>>made in USA<<<.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ionekoa John Robertson

    if only i had 1500 to throw away.I would love to have this, i would love to be an early adopter, but sadly, way out of my price range.