22. June 2012 09:04
Project Glass augmented reality eyeglasses, presented by Google several weeks ago, have created a lot of interest among technology enthusiasts and industry experts. Many of them wondered if Google was planning to go further and develop contact lenses with similar capabilities. A recent statement made by one of the supervisors of Project Glass seems to confirm such speculations.
In an interview given to Fast Company, Steve Lee called augmented reality contact lenses ‘a natural evolution’. However, the expert remarked that we would have to wait quite some time for contact lenses with built-in displays.
Commenting on the controversial design of Project Glass eyeglasses, Lee said that a number of people would want to show them off, so they do not need to be difficult to notice and resemble conventional glasses.
Augmented reality eyewear will allow its users to make video calls, getting directions, taking photographs, making appointments, reading e-mails or browsing web pages without the need for a computer or a smart phone.