Remember Google Glass? Google invested millions of dollars and came to market in 2014 with the first generation of wearable augmented reality (AR) technology. You could wear their cool headsets with or without glasses and use them to read and send email all while going about other tasks.
Even before it was available to the public, Glass created a huge amount of buzz. In 2013, everyone wanted to get in on beta testing.
Almost every keynote speaker I saw that year would come out wearing a Google Glass headset—and then invariably admit the battery had run out weeks ago and they were just wearing it to look cool. I have to admit, I did the same.
Maybe that’s because it made me nostalgic for a product we had designed about ten years earlier, in 2005. Our Visually Integrated Sensor Unit, or VISUnit, was an early version of an AR headset. [Read more…] about Technology as a bridge in time: Shaping the future of brain health via today’s innovations–including those that “fail”