Not so long ago, Google had showcased probably the most avant garde and supreme version for the future of augmented reality by the virtue of their Project Glass. Although the video that was put up looked completely unique and incredible, the concept however still makes buzz of being outlying and far-flung. But, the latest tidbit seems to ride on a different route. Quite amazingly, DIY Augmented Reality Project has finally developed its own DIY version of Project Glass.
Conceptualized by an AR developer from Oxford (Will Powell), the new glasses work just like Google’s model – whereby, you can seamlessly use voice commands to set appointments and play some great songs. The experience doesn’t end only there, as the ability to click pictures has been embedded as well. However, the lone difference is that DIY unit is indeed a real working system.
So what exactly went inside the construction? Well, the developer employed a headset microphone, two Vuzix glasses and a pair of high-definition webcams. But, the entire rig runs on a custom-built application that benefits from Adobe AIR. However, the setup doesn’t come across as easy (so, you might feel somewhat annoyed there).
The functional version also comes equipped with Dragon Naturally Speaking for voice recognition. What’s more, there’s a custom-crafted user interface too that literally enhances the complete user experience. In a nutshell irrespective of what your day’s motive is (be it checking the schedule, sharing pictures on Google+, or getting a glimpse of the weather), the device allows for about everything.
Since the system has Yahoo!’s local weather data integrated, you can effortlessly create all your appointments by speech command. Now, tell us if things were easier than this.
Nevertheless, the DIY version of Project Glass by Will Powell is yet to divulge further details on what’s actually running the system. But, hopefully it should be portable enough to make a lot of things simpler for us. The availability remains very much under wraps for now.