Google Glass goes to the dogs
Search engine giant Google is reportedly planning to develop its wearable computing device Google Glass for dogs with occupation.gadgets Updated: Jul 13, 2013 13:03 IST
Search engine giant Google is reportedly planning to develop its wearable computing device Google Glass for dogs with occupation.
According to New York Post, Google has teamed up with Georgia Institute of Technology, in order to develop a wearable computer system that could give bomb-sniffing and cadaver dogs an easier way to communicate with their handlers, or even let man see the world through an animal's eyes.
The project called FIDO (Facilitating Interactions for Dogs with Occupations) could allow pooches to bite down on or otherwise activate a sensor which can send information to its handler.
Google Glass is expected to be released to the mass market next year and its technical lead Thad Starner, has joined professors at the Georgia Institute to develop a computerized harness to assist working dogs.
Associate Professor Melody Jackson said that the dogs being tested for devices which could activate sensors have been found to have quickly got the hang of the sensors, which they activated using their mouths.
Jackson added that the gear is being eyed for everything from the deadly-serious business of bomb detecting or helping the blind to letting owners know when a dog has to go out or when it's time to be fed, the report added.
First Published: Jul 13, 2013 12:58 IST