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NewsPoster Mar 21, 2013 11:47 AM
Google applies for device remote control via Glass patent
Google has applied for another patent relating to its head-mounted display project, <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/281563==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/02/20/new.ui.uses.ok.google.as.command.keyword/" rel='nofollow'>Glass</a>. Titled "Wearable Computer with Superimposed Controls and Instructions for External Device," the <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/281564==http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO %2Fsearch-adv.html&r=14&p=1&f=G&l=50&d=PG01&S1=(20130321.PD. +AND+Google.AS.)%mtsegdgt&OS=PD/20130321+AND+AN/Google&RS=(PD/20130321+AND+AN/Google" rel='nofollow'>application</a> details how the headwear would provide information and virtual controls for other electrical items, such as a refrigerator. <br />
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Using a combination of communication techniques, including Bluetooth, infra-red, QR codes, RFID, and general visual identification of an object, Glass would offer controls that appear over the item in the person's vision, according <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/281565==http://www.engadget.com/2013/03/21/google-glass-patent-controls-fridge-garage-door/" rel='nofollow' target="_self" title="">to</a> <em>Engadget</em>. The user would then be able to adjust the controls in some manner, though the patent does not mention how this would take place. Though this could be by detecting a "touch" of an augmented reality control using the onboard camera, reacting to voice commands, or on-device buttons, it could also make use of another patent application filed last year, which used a <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/281566==http://www.electronista.com/articles/12/05/18/google.patent.application.suggests.ring.based.cont rol.to.project.glass/" rel='nofollow' target="_self" title="">textured ring</a> to help with two or three-dimensional positioning, and so could potentially allow for in-air "pushing" of buttons. <br />
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Though being filed, it is unlikely for this sort of technology to be put in place by the time Glass goes <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/281567==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/02/22/google.glass.tethers.to.android.ios.device.include s.gps.chip/" rel='nofollow'>on sale</a>. Such a system would require for Glass to interact with a multitude of other devices in order to function, something that will take a considerable amount of time to accomplish.
 
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