Google wants Project Glass devices to become a human companion, similar to the way mobile devices have found a place in the pockets and the purses of men and women. The company hopes the pictures people take will convey human emotions, unique moments, from the person wearing the device. Physically light and visually light, the latest prototype weights less on the nose compared with many sunglasses, according to Isabelle Olsson, lead designer of Google Project Glass
The scalable design means putting the components to the side, so folks with prescription glasses can also use the technology. The Google Project Glass team showed how people can communicate through images and gain rapid access to information.
The company is making a limited number of prototype glasses available to I/O attendees for $1,500. The glasses are scheduled to ship as prototypes in 2013.