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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="" rel='nofollow'>Glass</a>. Titled "Wearable Computer with Superimposed Controls and Instructions for External Device," the <a href=" %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="" 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="" 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=" 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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