Google Glass has been making headlines ever since its debut earlier this year, and it seems that the Google projects’ spotlight is only going to get bigger. Earlier this week the waiting list for the Google device went live with little announcement of it. People that were initially invited to try out Google Glass can now invite three of their friends to join the ever-growing list, which already states that while it is an invite, it may be a while before you get sent a pair a the futuristic shades.
A product that shows the world in a new light, Google Glass allows for immediate help with everything from directions to telling one’s face from someone else. What can this mean for people with visual problems? This could possibly help people with visual ailments carry about their days without the need of extra help in any form.
What is essentially a computer you wear like a headset, Google Glass work in that you can give it voice commands and it projects its results via a tiny projector. The projector then disperses the image with the help of a prism to your eye, giving you a very clear picture of what you asked or searched. While it is still in somewhat of a beta testing phase, Google Glass could potentially help thousands of people who suffer from eye problems and can’t seem to get around on their own. For the time being, it is primarily being used by tech-heads and big names as to get the name out there, but eventually it could possibly be available to the masses.
Already providing instant help for people having simple daily quarrels, Google Glass can possibly do a lot more than previously thought for the world that would be using it. Do you think you can benefit from wearing a device such as Google Glass? Sign up for the waiting list here.