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About Google Glass

This effective product should be launched soon in the market. Google Glass is expected to release in 2014 but developers will get hold of ‘explorer edition’ units at some point in 2013. If you want to see Google Glass demo then visit YouTube. YouTube is having a demonstration video of Google Glass. If you are thinking that Google Glass and Google Goggles are one and the same thing then you are absolutely wrong. Google Goggles is software and app which search the web based on photos and scans but Google Glass ihardware.

Google Glass is powered by Android. This device has a small screen in front of your eye and will have motion sensors, GPS and either 3G or 4G data connections. Google Glass has smart technology as you can connect project glass to a smartphone via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth 4.0. It can also directly communicate to the cloud. This device also has front-facing camera and a flash.

If we talk about its effect on users’ eye then some vision specialists are worried this high-tech specs. Vision specialists want to be sure about health issues like eye strain, headaches and neck pain. After analysing there are few facts come in front of public.

After analysing Google Glass Dr. Nathan Bonilla-Warford, a VSP optometrist for Bright Eyes Family Vision said, “While Google Glass is a brand new interactive heads-up display (HUD) technology, there are some things we can presume based on the information Google has released.” He added in his words that “Consumers may experience a physiological impact while wearing these glasses, such as increased eye-strain and dry eyes from reduced blinking. This could ultimately cause headaches and neck pain and are the symptoms of computer vision syndrome or digital eye strain.”

If you are a frequent user of mobile or computer then you can easily check out the bad effects of Google Glass. Warford added about Google Glass strain effect that “The glasses themselves are too close for the eyes to focus, so the display alters the light so that the perceived image is located up and to the side, about two feet away from the user.”

Dr. Michael Ehrenhaus of New York Cornea Consultants believes uttered “We still need to learn more about the technology and what exactly people will be seeing, but there may not be a lot of eye straining at all.” Dr. Nathan Bonilla-Warford agrees with his statement and said “For now, we can extrapolate what we know about visual processing of HUD data, the eye movements needed to use the glasses and the effects of prolonged digital screen usage. Consumers should also keep in mind the experience will not be like the original concept video or the holy-grail of augmented reality. It will be more like a phone you can see without having to hold.”

By Michael Gilmore

Gilmore's research interests include social studies, law, technology and IT. He worked a lot in the field of jurisprudence. Gilmore also actively participates in the creation of technology and design for mobile phones and laptops, starting in 2012.