Sample Research Proposal on Google Glasses

Introduction

Google glass is a modern technology from the GoogleCompanythat has an optical head mounted display. As opposed to the other head mounted designs, Google glass is characteristically smaller and slimmer. Typically, a Google glass looks just like an ordinary eyeglasses but instead of a lens, there is a head up display. The first prototype that was produced by the Google Company was in the year 2011 that weighed approximately 8 pounds. Strikingly, it was reduced to weigh less than ordinary sunglasses by the year 2013. As a Google product, the company had the intention of coming up with an item that was capable of addressing the market computers ubiquitous(Hayley, 2014, February 27).

Google glass is used alongside a device that resembles a smartphone where the displaying of the information takes place.This devise can easily be mounted on the head where the users are able to pass information through the internet by the voice command using common international languages. The first prototypes of the Google glass were first sold in the United States of America in the April of 2013at a price of about $1500. However, the public were able to access it on the May of 2014 without altering the price. Google made a famous announcement in the early January of 2015 concerning the product where they declared that they were to cease from producing the prototype but concentrate on the production of the actual product(Hayley, 2014, February 27).

Importance of the Google Glasses in Saudi Arabia

In Saudi Arabia, Google glassescan be very useful in various industries such as medicine. In particularly, Google glass can assist in performing very complex medical related procedures in a record time. In particular, researchers believe that with Google glasses, doctors can perform an x-ray to the patients while undertaking surgery without necessary leaving the theatre. Consequently, the physicians are able to make wise decision in a timely basis that is vital for smooth operation procedures. In a sporting industries especially soccer, Google glasses can assist Saudi Arabia to advance their soccer to the next level(Reed, 2013, December 3).

This is because the soccer coaches can use it to analyze the soccer matches while still on the pitch in a record time. As a result, they can be in a position of rectifying the mistake well in advance with the aim of achieving the best out from the players. The fact that the Google glasses contain a GPS chip can enable the users to access the Google map. Consequently, the Saudi Arabia can benefit from this device by boosting her tourism industry because the device an easily substitute the need for the tour guides(Reed, 2013, December 3).

Alternatives to the Google glasses

Before deciding on the Google glasses, other available head mounted technologiesoffered similar services to that of the Google glasses. Some of these devices were even more advancedto a point of offering ahighly digitalized lifestyle without necessarily focusing on the phone screen. Furthermore, others are even less expensive as compared to the Google Glass. Such devices include Meta Pro, Vuzix Smart Glasses M100, and OptinventOra-S AR. Though the Meta Pro is more expensive as compared to the Google glasses, it has better and advanced features.

Particularly, it has a giant three dimensional holographic high definition screen that is 15 times larger than that of the Google glasses. Furthermore, it possesses an impressive 40-degreebinocular field of view to Google glass that is 14 degrees. Vuzix Smart Glasses are very expensive; however, it operates in an android platform. The good news about it is that it is very compatible with numerous applications. Finally, the OPtinventOra-S AR glasses are less expensive as compared to the Google glasses. Strikingly, they provide wide varieties of the frame shades that make it to be outstanding(Matt, 2015, January

 

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/theswitch/wp/2014/02/27/everything-you-need-to-know-about-google-glass/

Matt, S. (2015, January 10). Google Glass competitors: What are they and how do they

compare? Retrieved March 16, 2015, from

http://www.techradar.com/news/portable-devices/other-devices/google-glasscompetitors-what-are-they-and-how-do-they-compare–1207929

 

Reed, B. (2013, December 3). Google Glass’s importance goes way beyond consumer

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http://bgr.com/2013/12/03/google-glass-medical-applications/