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Google Glass the new style of HMD

Google Glass is disrupting the industry by focusing on the user experience combined with social norms to create a mass consumer product that is socially acceptable to wear and incredibly functional.

Google does own a patent on gazed-based advertising and their core business is based around advertising, I can guarantee that there will be advertising opportunities. But, I’d like to clarify the difference between gaze and eye tracking. Google Glass currently does not have an eye facing camera that would allow them to track eye movement. But, Glass does have access to a magnetometer (compass) and your phone’s GPS. Knowing the location and direction a person is facing is very general in comparison to determining the specific item on which your eye is focused.

Keep in mind that Google Glass is an Android device, therefore it has a lot of the same restrictions and capabilities of your typical smartphone. With Glass, much of what you do with a phone is now right there when you want it, and out of the way when you don’t.

The new wearables are simple. Google Glass is simple… with a lot of hidden complexity.

See my full post on the On3 Software Development blog.

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Rob Rusher is an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE), Community Expert, and Certified Instructor (ACI). In his role as Principle Consultant for On3, he leads an Adobe software enablement practice to help his clients build rich Internet applications and to rapidly increase their knowledge and skills to better support their organization's goals. He has taught and mentored the technical teams at Standard and Poor’s, eBay, IBM Global Services, the Social Security Administration, and other Government and Fortune 100 organizations.

Because of his depth of knowledge and long standing relationship with Adobe, Rob was selected to write the Certified AIR training course as well as the ColdFusion and Flex certification exams. Rob has also co-authored four best selling books on building secure, cutting-edge and rapidly developed applications using Adobe AIR, ColdFusion and Flex. He is also very active is organizing and speaking at Adobe conferences and user groups. In addition to growing his software consulting practice, On3, Rob has been building expertise in rich client application development on a wider variety of devices and platforms that extend the applications to change the way we all create and live.

On3 provides consulting, mentoring and training services to help organizations grow their own experts from within. For more information, visit us at www.On3solutions.com. Rob Rusher maintains a weblog devoted to Adobe Flex and other Internet technologies at www.RobRusher.com.