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Google Glass blocks your Peripheral Vision

Google is an American multinational corporation specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, and software.[8] Most of its profits are derived from AdWords. Google offers online productivity software including email (Gmail), a cloud storage service (Google Drive), an office suite (Google Docs) and a social networking service (Google+). The company leads the development of the Android mobile operating system.

Since its initial launch in 2013, Google Glass has been known as a revolutionary entry into the world of "smart" eyewear. Google Glass is a type of wearable technology with an optical head-mounted display (OHMD). It was developed by Google with the mission of producing a mass-market ubiquitous computer. Google glass displays information from a smart phone or android wear like hands-free format. Users wearing the Google glass can communicate with the Internet via natural language voice commands.

People wearing Google glass may encounter notable blind spots on their right side, which could obstruct with tasks such as driving, crossing the street and playing sports said by US researchers. To examine the problem, the investigators outfitted three individuals with 20/20 corrected vision and gave each an hour to become comfortable with Google Glass & with software turned off, they underwent standard peripheral vision testing. The result is each participant experienced a loss of vision in their upper right quadrant.

Scientists stated that the blockage was due to thick strip of material along the right side of the wearable device & not due to any interruption by the software. By the analysis of 132 photos found in a Google search online of people wearing the device, The review disclosed that the way the glasses are typically worn indicate the risk for developing a blind spot. 

Google glass is available in the United States from May’14 for a price tag of $1500.

Google Glass blocks your Peripheral Vision Reviewed by Praveen P on Saturday, November 08, 2014 Rating: 5

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