Remember Google Glass? The failed eye-wearable Augmented Reality (AR) device could make a comeback as the AR technology improves, a top company executive has hinted.
Eye-wearable Google Glass not dead yet
According to a report in The Telegraph, Rick Osterloh, Head of Google's Hardware Division, said hi-tech glasses were "very interesting to us".
"It will take a while for the technologies to mature... it will be a few years before that's the case. We're going to invest for a long period of time in that area as the technology catches up to where people want it to go," he added.
Google Glass was introduced with much fanfare in 2014.At $1,500, it promised a new, bold era for information.People, however, realised the device was not yet ready to be part of their lives. There were safety and health concerns. The built-in camera raised privacy and piracy issues too.
Google later withdrew the device from the market in 2015.But all was not lost for Google Glass.The eye-wearable device is helping doctors, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics save lives.
"We're constantly looking at all sorts of different form factors, we have a lot of research happening, but we have no imminent product announcement," Osterloh added.