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An Illustration of me wearing Google Glass by Virgina Poltrack, one of the Glass Explorers

An Illustration of me wearing Google Glass by Virgina Poltrack, one of the Glass Explorers

What is Google Glass?

Glass was Google’s first foray into wearable electronics and augmented reality. Glass has been used by surgeons in operating rooms, by conservationists to track endangered rhinos, by teachers to build immersive learning videos, by first responders to react to emergencies, and by the disabled to empower them to be more independent. These are the reasons that I was attracted to the Glass team – I felt that Glass had the potential to completely transform the way people interact with information and technology. Of course, Glass was also good for more mundane things like tracking your bike ride, taking candid/hands-free videos, messaging friends, and getting walking directions.

 

An early introduction video for Glass still does a good job of showing what it’s capable of:

How do I fit in?

When I joined the Google [x] Glass team in mid 2013, they had recently launched the explorer edition, a preview of the device that was aimed at developers. In addition to working on iterations of that first explorer (beta) product, I also worked on and eventually served as the technical electrical engineering lead for the design of some future Google hardware products. Since most of the stuff I worked on hasn’t been officially released yet, I can’t discuss it here, for confidentiality reasons.

My favorite #throughglass moments

In addition to doing a lot of the electrical engineering work on Glass, I also was a frequent user/tester of the hardware and software. Over the course of the two years that I actively wore it, I captured a lot of great photos and videos #throughglass. Here are some of my favorite photos that I took using Glass:

 

Read Blog Posts about my work at Google on the Glass project