What is a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display (ohmd)?

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What is a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display (ohmd)?

Google Glass can be thought as a wearable computer with an optical head mounted display (OHMD). Google research team has started its Project Glass work, with a technical mission of producing a mass-market omnipresent computer as a smart wearable device. The recent version of Google Glass is Google Glass Enterprise and it is intended to provide a hands-free display of information, which is currently available to most smart phones users. 

What is a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display (ohmd)?

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Google Glass Enterprise Edition allows the User to communicate with the Internet via natural language voice commands. These kind of eye wearable device is called EyeTap, which is worn in front of the eye like a spectacles or even integrated with a spectacles (smart eye wear), which acts as an eye-to-record the scene available to the user’s eye and at the same time has an integrated digital display. EyeTap kind of devices like Google Glass used to in take the vision coverage of the world around it and records or augments the captured image, saw by the user and allows it to overlay from the computer-generated data on top of the regular sight.

Augmented reality kind of system functions in a way that enhances one’s current perception of real-word sight of reality. In reality, Virtual Reality (VR) tries to mimic or simulate real-world examples like housing construction and manufacturing unit. Augmentation is conservatively in real-time and also in technical world through a semantic context with environmental elements. Glass is a commercial head-mounted display, which is developed by Google.

Google Glass Enterprise Edition is a form of a headset (and performs the functions of a wearable computer) that actually looks like a simple eyewear glasses but it provides various features and receive quick information like a connected smartphone device. Google Glass Device is used as a hand-free device, smart wearable device in reality and it does not require the wearable user to manually think of receiving information, and hence this display is called heads-up display. Google glass supports Apps from Google PlayStore that people can develop for Google Glass using its API, which is called Mirror API and Glass Development Kit.

For further read: https://developers.google.com/glass-enterprise/guides/design-guidelines

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  • An optical head-mounted display (OHMD) is a wearable device that has the capability of reflecting projected images as well as allowing the user to see through it, similar to augmented reality technology.

  • The current generation of head-mounted displays focuses more on reducing the weight of the system and improving the quality of images. However, more research is required to reduce the strain on the eyes or to accurately track users’ points of focus.

  • Head-mounted displays are not designed to be workstations, and traditional input devices such as keyboards do not support the concept of smart glasses. Input devices that lend themselves to mobility and/or hands-free use are good candidates, for example: