… just being a Google Glass competitor likely isn’t enough given the mind share Google Glass has at this point, so it seems that Samsung does indeed have something rather interesting up its sleeve. While Google Glass relies almost exclusively on voice commands via Google Now to do anything with the device, it seems that Samsung is working on other input methods other than just having a touchpad on the side of the unit as Google does.
Here goes the augmented reality keyboard for such tasks, and appears to easily be able to replace a keyboard for even the most menial of input tasks.
If you’re in a crowded area with lots of noise you can probably guess just how difficult asking your smart glasses to do something would be, and forget responding to any kind of message like that. Knowing just how these devices work it makes sense to see an augmented reality keyboard being “projected” onto your hands and becoming an input in place of a physical device. Know that this “projection” is just a digital image on the glass display itself, not an actual projection onto your hands, so while you know you’re typing a message out passersby might just think you’ve got a strange itch you can’t seem to scratch.
The keyboard can be used in a number of ways, either as a T9-style keyboard being used with one hand much like your old dumb phone used, or as a full-fledged QWERTY keyboard by using both palms held up in an upright fashion. The patent also covers general navigation using your hands, such as swiping through the interface using your ring finger as a pad and moving your thumb down it to swipe downward. There’s a lot of really incredible things that can be done with augmented reality and we’re only seeing the surface scratched here. It’s entirely possible that the Galaxy Note 4 unveiling, presumably scheduled for September, could feature the Galaxy Glass being unveiled as part of Samsung’s Unpacked 5 part 2 event, but there’s really no telling with a project of this size and scope.
Source: Patent Scope WIPO Via: Galaxy Club.nl
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