Google is reportedly developing augmented reality (AR) spectacles that mix virtual images with the real environment.
Google stated that it will begin testing its AR prototypes in the U.S. next month.
AR opens up new ways to engage with the world. It can help us quickly access information, such as another language or how to get from A to B, the business stated. We previously shared a prototype AR that puts real-time translation and transcription in your line of sight.
“Lab testing has limitations, though. Next month, we’ll test AR prototypes in the real world.
Real-world testing will help Google understand how AR prototypes may be used in daily life. Start with a few dozen Google employees and “trusted testers.” They will be limited in what they can do and where they can go.
Despite having “visual and audio sensors,” these AR prototypes cannot take photos or videos. The glasses’ image data will be used for navigation and translation, such as leading operators to a location or translating menus.
Google says the image data will be erased after 30 days, minus any information needed for analysis and troubleshooting. Bystanders can request that image data be removed by the tester via an LED indicator on the device.
“It’s early, and we want to get it right, so we’re taking it slow,” the business said. Google Help Center has details on our limited public AR prototype testing. We’ll share more AR developments as we discover more.
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