Augmented reality glasses from Google fans around the world since its debut in public art fans. But as you can imagine using Google Glass? So far from rudimetärer Touchsteuereung and voice commands was mentioned. A recent beantragtes Google patent could be another solution. The invention described herein, means that a virtual keyboard is projected by laser projector on the forearm of the wearer.
It sounds all a bit. Lot like Star Trek, but that Google with its Google Glass project quite serious about that is not only the release of the first developer versions, but the filing of a new patent by Google This is to be a potential input device for the super-glasses. The principle: a small laser projector projects a virtual keyboard on the forearm of the wearer, which is then used as an input device. The built-in camera in the glasses not only recognizes the pattern, but also the user’s fingers to tap the control pad, which is then interpreted as a key input.
The virtual keyboard would be a genuine alternative to the touchpad in the temples, which are currently installed in Google Glass.
Basically, the concept of a virtual keyboard with laser projector is nothing new – as early as 2006, Samsung has filed a patent for mobile projection keyboard. And in October 2011, a team from Microsoft Research OmniTouch, a technique in which the user interfaces can be quite similar to the Google Glass-concept project on arms and hands. OmniTouch can be seen here in a short video demonstration of the application:
So you have to ask smoothly, whether because the next dispute over patent rights in court is not inevitable. Google Glass chief developer Babak Parviz also chatted recently in an interview with IEEE Spectrum about his ideas of the head-and discussed further control concepts, such as speech input.
As you find the virtual keyboard as control concept for Google Goggles? Speaks to you more than the voice control or control via a touchpad? Your opinions please in the comments!