Google patents hologram enabled Google Glass
It previously goes by the name “Project Glass” and its concept was first introduced on April 4, 2012, on a Google+ page, which also featured a YouTube video that demonstrates the possible use of the innovative glasses.
Published earlier this month by Google was a patent application titled, Lightguide with Multiple in-coupling Holograms for Head Wearable Display. The newly approved patent, in contrast, would instead be superimposing computer-generated images on top of the current real-world view seen by the user. Filed in March 2014, the patent shows Google’s research into how it could merge its head mounted display technology with AR. Mikhail Avady from the company told TechCrunch: “I believe Google wants Magic Leap to be the content provider for Google Glass”.
The next generation Google Glass will come with a range of new features including being foldable, waterproof and more durable, according to leaks.
Google is said to have invested largely into augmented reality flagships like the alleged mysterious Magic Leap’s project. According to reports, the company is now pursuing the project under a new name.
Google Glass, which was revived as a new wearable technology initiative named Project Aura, projected computers images onto the glass of the eyewear. This technology would open up Google Glass as an augmented reality platform, offering something a little closer to Microsoft’s Holo Lens.
The company, which received $542 million (£352 million) in funding by Google, released a video highlighting its augmented reality graphics in a real-life setting.
One method to increase the usefulness of Google Glass is to allow the content projected by the device to interact with what is in the real world, which is what the holograms and augmented reality would aim to do.