Google starts testing its new glasses on the ground

 Google is working to expand the trial of the augmented reality prototype starting next month, after the end of the initial testing period that took place in the laboratory, to understand how its product performs in normal conditions for people to live and work.

Google plans to test a prototype of a new type of augmented reality glasses starting next month, and the tech giant is seeking-through these glasses that will have unprecedented technical features - to return to the technological landscape of augmented reality after the failure of a similar project launched years ago.

After 7 years of abandoning the famous "Google Glass" program, Google is returning to the world of augmented reality technologies to produce a sophisticated class of glasses that support simultaneous translation and transcription, along with several other features.

Next month, the company will begin testing the prototype of these glasses in public places, to confirm their potential, according to a report published on the website "NewAtlas".

Translate instant chat into text

This comes after Google revealed for the first time last May its prototype of new augmented reality glasses, and a video shared on its website showed the use of glasses to translate a voice conversation into text directly, and display it on the inner interface of transparent lenses, which helps the wearer to have conversations with those who speak languages they do not understand.

The glasses have displays inside the lens, microphones, and cameras, but these devices will not be used to collect photos and videos in order to preserve the privacy of users, the company says. The device looks similar in shape to traditional glasses and is completely different from the original design of the "Google Glass" glasses, which the company abandoned years ago.

Google is working to expand the trial of the augmented reality prototype starting next month, after the end of the initial testing period that took place in the laboratory, to understand how its product performs in normal conditions for people to live and work.

Testing on the ground

Regarding the importance of the tests that it intends to carry out in the real world, the company stated in the announcement published on its website that the provision of services such as guided navigation with augmented reality needs realistic factors, such as weather and traffic must be taken into account.

During the test, Google will distribute prototypes of augmented reality glasses to some of its employees and"trusted testers" on a small scale in selected areas within the United States, such as schools, government buildings, and healthcare institutions.

The company will test important features such as in-lens displays, microphones, and cameras. And although it will not test the advantages of recording photos or video, it will use the cameras in the device to test augmented reality visualizations, including navigation, translation, transcription, and visual search.

Google will also record spatial data for analysis and debugging during the experiment, but it will remove all publicly registered sensitive data and will keep the recordings for only 30 days to protect user data.

Experts expect that these devices-which Google has not specified a date for launching on the market - will be used for a lot of tasks, such as translating menus on airplanes or helping to determine routes from one place to another.


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