Eelke Folmer is a Computer Science Researcher and Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is also the developer currently working on Glassware that would enable wearers of Google Glass to navigate inside of buildings. Folmer has received $40,000 from Google to continue his research and development of the Glassware.
As you can see from the video, Navatar is made with the intention to help disabled users navigate inside of buildings where they might have difficulties getting around. All the user has to do is request Glass to navigate them to a destination and the GPS unit inside of the unit would detect which building they are in and vocally navigate the user to the said destination.
There aren’t that many features in the Glassware that have not been seen before but that isn’t the point. The simple fact that developers are trying to use the new wearable technology to help others is proof enough in my eyes to believe that there is definitely a future use of Glass in the public market.
Since I and two other members of the AndroidMeter team both wear Glass and attend the University of Nevada, Reno, I cannot wait to test out the Glassware and see it in use. Do you think Glass has a better chance at public acceptance if there was more Glassware out in the wild that helped people with everyday tasks? Let us know!
Source | UNR