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Lede section should clarify definition/function/purpose, go easy on jargon & participants[edit]

The lede portion of this article needs (and No, I do not think I am the person to make these edits...) to state, if only very broadly, something more tangible than that Google Glass is a wearable, OHMD, hands-free natural-language voice-command (etc.) interface, smartphone-like, internet-capable computer aimed at bringing about mass-market ubiquitous computing; it needs to state clearly, in less jargon-laden terms, what the contraption does and what it is hoped to accomplish. For example, I had to read down to Reception | Critical reception | Privacy concerns (4.1.1) to verify the fundamental attribute that the device is intended to collect information locally for global use, in addition to retrieving information for the wearer. The present opening paragraphs seem overly focused on Glass from a commercial product / software-hardware project / participating entities perspective, while more or less assuming that the reader already knows, in general, what this category of technology is all about, and specifically, how Glass fits into the general category. In short, this intro (and maybe the whole article) needs to offer less of an Insider/Industry view and do more interpreting for the general public.--IfYouDoIfYouDon't (talk) 21:52, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

Agree, definitely too much content in there. Rogerdpack (talk) 16:59, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

I also agree. I've been editing accordingly. Chisme (talk) 22:02, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

Revert[edit]

@IfYouDoIfYouDon't:, @Rogerdpack:, @Chisme:

Before even coming to the talk page, and noting this section, I made a fairly big revert here of a good faith edit that added a fair bit of 'jargon', new sources, a bit of possible POV (and poor grammar) to the lede. It also added info that wasn't anywhere else in the body, so misplaced. Just notifying any interested parties. for comment. 220 of Borg 01:34, 9 July 2015 (UTC)

Adding photo to Healthcare applications[edit]

I can't update this article due to COI, so I'm asking for a editor to add a simple image of witch I have full copy rights to be added to the Healthcare applications section in the part that small world is mentioned, is this photo Breastfeeding with the caption Breastfeeding volunteer mother using Google Glass

that is related to the breast feeding program.


Thank you in advance,


Chulian1819 (talk) 06:07, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

I can't figure out how the Google Glass is relevant to the breast feeding — which isn't actually going on anyway.
If the photo is not clearly labeled as to Creative Commons status, or public domain status, nobody can add it to the article.P0M (talk) 23:33, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

The picture was uploaded by the company's author at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mother_and_baby_with_Google_Glass.jpg with the Creative Commons license. You can find additional information on the reference links on how the Google Glass is relevant to the breast feeding, can't add detail to this document due to COI.

Chulian1819 (talk) 07:42, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Focusing on something so near[edit]

Hi, I don't quite get how one can focus on something that near to the eye. The article neglects to explain that, unless I've missed something. Is the image just reflected onto the retina in the right place avoiding the need to actively focus? Please explain in the article :) Malick78 (talk) 19:55, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

It's a bit like looking in a mirror : even though it is close to you, you aren't focussing on it, but on an aerial image far behind it. I don't think that need be in the article.--195.137.93.171 (talk) 02:16, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
@Malick78: I agree with IP 195 re how it works, and not being on page (in detail anyway)
Tch, tch! Malick78, there's this thing called Goggle you know? Face-wink.svg "Focus at infinity HMD" gave a first Googling result that looks pretty cluey here at 'physics.stackexchange.com'. It is actually a bit outside the articles topic, and more for Helmet-mounted display, Head-up display or similar pages to cover. A query at the Science ref desk would get you good information too, if you need more. Regards 220 of Borg 01:54, 9 July 2015 (UTC)

battery longevity[edit]

What is the battery longevity of the Glass? How long can it record videos/take photos and how much does the traffic gathers from the battery? 78.35.206.203 (talk) 18:53, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Google, Google Glass and speech recognition[edit]

Shouldn't we briefly touch the subject of Google experimenting with speech recognition as well ? See Web Speech API plugin for Chrome. See also: http://www.labnol.org/internet/dictation-for-google-chrome/24719/

It also strucks me that, given that Google Glass has a microphone and bone-conduction speakers, it could be used to control (any) linux operating system as well, by installing Web Speech API and having it control the operating system directly (similar to Dragon NaturallySpeaking). Google all ready has Chrome_OS linux on which it can possibly work this out further. 109.130.224.156 (talk) 13:11, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 18 February 2015[edit]

Omit reference to Winky app, or correct it. Current text: Additionally, Michael DiGiovanni created Winky, a program that allows a Google Glass user to take a photo with a wink of an eye, while

I work on the Glass team, and helped develop "Wink to take a picture." We worked on this for 2 years before Mike found the on/off switch for this feature and released it before we did. The current article implies it was his idea and technology, when in fact, it was not. Proof: https://www.google.com/patents/WO2013151997A1?cl=en&dq=inventor:hayes+raffle+wink&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ounjVMTrIoSayQS_9oCIBg&ved=0CB0Q6AEwAA

Hraffle (talk) 01:24, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Stickee (talk) 04:50, 18 February 2015 (UTC)