Google Glass Has a Number of Hidden Sensors that Will Eventually Enable AR Apps

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  1. dgstorm

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    For some, it's easy to dismiss Google Glass as nothing more than a head-mounted camera, but the device is designed to be quite a bit more. One notable example was made obvious recently. A developer named Lance Nanek was poking around in debug mode for his Google Glasses. He was able to push an Android app into the head-mounted display to get a list of available sensors. The results were surprising.

    He found a long list of sensors designed for true Augmented Reality functionality, despite the fact that these capabilities are not currently accessible within the Google Glass API. This means that Google Glasses have a hidden potential which will be "unlocked" in the future. Perhaps Google is simply working out the details of making these AR functions safer and more utilitarian, or perhaps Google is just waiting for a crafty developer to help awaken these hidden powers of the product.

    Here's a list of sensors the developer found,
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    Source: Engadget
     
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    Google Glasses: "Using my advanced Gravity sensor I determined that you were pulling 3g's in that last maneuver. I would have displayed this fact for you to see but by that time I had fallen off of your face and was lying on the floor."
     
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    I still wonder how someone who wears glasses full time would be able to wear these.
     
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    I could see eventually having an add on. You buy the tech piece and it clips to your proscription glasses

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    They get used to wearing contacts :)
     
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    Had that option but I'm not the one to stick anything in my eyes.
     
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    Same here. Tried to put mine in for 3 hours before I have up and threw them away.
     
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