Could Google Glass become Google Monocle as per the latest U.S. Patent and Trademark Office-granted patent?
Quite so possible. The tech giant has filed all necessary papers for a patent on a new wearable device that seems to draw much on the shelved Google Glass. Dwindling interest and the need to reinvent the hardware and software behind Google Glass has seen the project put on hold.
However, according to the latest patent issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Google Glass could be followed by Google Monocle. Could Google Glass become Google Monocle? If we’re to read the patent papers, yes. A monocle sporting much of the features of the Google Glass could soon become reality.
A glorious wearable reminding of a 19th century fashion accessory is brought into the 21st century with all the tweaks and perks of modern technology. A super-tech monocle that wraps around your head.
The patent states that Google Monocle comes complete with an adjustable band which will be configured precisely to the specific dimension fit for a user. The first location point is near the temple. The second location point is near the ear, while the third location point helping the adjustable band configure is a rear position on the head. Once fit, the adjustable band will retain the configuration for following uses.
However, considering the little interested that Google Glass managed to acquire, it’s still unclear if Google Monocle could spark more interest. In January, Google shelved Google Glass under the premise of pausing and resetting the device’s development. However, since March when Google was looking to push Glass for enterprise customers, the development of the project fell silent.
It remains unclear whether Google Monocle will come into reality. Many patented projects remain shelved for long periods of time. Other may never see implementation. Google Monocle however might rekindle a lost connection.
This time, the videos, images and information would be displayed on the tiny device just above one eye. It might sound very science fiction-like, but Google Glass already proved it’s possible.
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