Smart Glasses and its Applications

A smart glass is a type of embedded system designed to be worn in front of the eyes. One of the best known smartglasses is Google Glass. Google has made several notable contributions to the technology.

The industry is currently at a nascent stage but it is expected to have a big market in the coming years. One of the greatest advantages of this embedded technology is that the display moves as you move your head, making the device independent of your orientation and position.

Google Glass runs on an Android operating system. Weighing just 50 gm, it comes with a 1.2 GHz Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, 16 GB storage, 682 MB RAM. It also packs a color prism projector for display, a microphone, accelerometer, gyroscope, a compass, a touch pad to enable interaction, a bone conduction transducer (for audio), bluetooth and WLAN.

Another advantage of smartglasses is, they also contain a camera. The user does not have to hold the device since the device sits on the user’s nose. The result is, the camera sees that the user sees and not the other way around. The smartglass is a wonderful example of what embedded devices are capable off.