I finally got to tried Glass. I attended Yosun Chang‘s Code Camp session on hacking Glass and she let the audience test some of the hacks she did with Glass. It was rather light and felt comfortable on the head.
I saw up close the structure that holds the OMAP4430 processor, 500+MB memory, 16G storage, GPS, camera, accelerometer, speaker, mic, light sensor and touch sensor. There is a battery that’s designed to hang behind the ear when Glass is worn. The most visible piece is the clear block of plastic with a builtin prism to reflect the lights from the LCD screen to the eye’s upper right field of view.
I think it has huge potential for sensor fusion where the user intent could be surmised from the sense information of the accelerometer, mic, light, touch, and other sensors.
But NOT the use case of deploying the head as a mouse. One of hacks had the wearer browse items projected on a virtual cylinder by moving the head. A person could easily get a neck cram and maybe develop a new form of carpal tunnel. Using gaze of the eye to track cursor position could be interesting, although currently there is no camera point at the eye. Opportunities for future versions of Glass.
In the mean time, I took a picture with me wearing Glass.