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Google Glass Ain’t Dead! Google Files For Virtual Keyboard Patent in Relation To Glass


Provided we actually get Google Glass at some point, one of the main problems would be interacting with it. You can’t smudge your glasses with your dirty fingers, so how does one type and select options for the device? Today, Google filed for a patent that would allow Glass to project a virtual keyboard onto hands, arms and pieces of furniture and allow you to type and let the computer do the heavy lifting.

From the looks of it, this is a pretty inventive answer to one of the biggest problems with Google Glass. The unfortunate part, as with most of Glass, is that we still don’t know if or when we will see any of this. Maybe we’ll see a little bit at the Glass Foundry events in a few weeks, but don’t hold your breath.

Via: Engadget

  • cyruss69

    Anyone else really bother the the use of the word “Ain’t” in the title? just sayin.. lol

  • El Big CHRIS

    Make the brain cap already! I want to tweet/facebook using the thought-writer. From 3001 Space Odyssey

  • mechapathy

    I’m not dead either! Yay, this is fun.

  • D4niel

    I’m not sure why you thought Google Glass was dead…

  • Everything about this looks awesome.

  • tyguy829

    what do you mean input is a problem on google glass? you do know they have a trackpad on the right side, right?

  • I saw an article about Microsoft’s research division doing stuff exactly like this. Wonder who will get the patent first?

  • Gnexus

    Gonna be fufkin sick!

  • mustbepbs

    I can’t imagine wearing these in public. People are gonna be staring at me as I’m typing on my arm and hands, waving around in the air like a looney.

    Closet Google Glass wearer.

    • jerflash

      If you are uncomfortable wearing these in public then GTFO LOL.

    • Carlton Madden

      Do you really think they’ll stare any harder than they did at all those folks walking around with bluetooth ear pieces – appearing to talk out loud to no one in particular?

      • mustbepbs

        I dunno, I stare pretty hard at those people.

        • David Arensdorff

          That’s hilarious! I used to too, until I started wearing one on a regular basis. Now I’m on the other side of the stare hahaha