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It would be good if we had a direct line with Google to more effectively pursue Google Glass accessibility...

It would be good if we had a direct line with Google to more effectively pursue Google Glass accessibility developments.

I hope you don't mind me posting this promotional video from Sennheiser, the headphones company, which happened to come out today: Pranav Lal: Seeing with Sound. Presented by Sennheiser MOMENTUM. The corresponding Sennheiser web page is at http://www.sennheiser-momentum.com/en_US/further-artists/artist014.html

Although not immediately Google Glass related, because this is still using Windows-based setups, we aim to port this technology to Google Glass and other Android-based augmented reality glasses. Right now Google Glass is not even available yet in India, while the $1,500 price tag is also a limiting factor, but sooner or later prices will drop to become affordable in all developing countries. (Recently the bill of materials of Google Glass was estimated to be just $80.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epPUyQJlS74

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  1. Amen to that. Not sure what is going on with the Glass team right now. They seem totally unresponsive. We've been trying to get them to talk to us about the Tilt-Control (hands free using tilts and winks) as well as building bluetooth controllers for hands-free use... and they've basically ignored us completely. Pretty frustrating. Now we are starting to look at other devices instead. With that, anyone use the Epson wearable yet? Andy Lin  and I were discussing... I might buy a couple to prototype on.

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  2. Dave Meeker Yes, I had been wondering if Andy Lin would consider broadening the scope of this group to "Empowerment, accessibility and Android-based glasses" or equivalent, to include the Recon Jet, Meta SpaceGlasses, Atheer One, iPal, Epson Moverio and Vuzix smart glasses, to name a few. After all, many accessibility apps should prove compatible with a variety of these glasses, and with the uncertainty about availability and future market share developers need to bet on multiple horses.

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  3. Agreed. We are looking at all of the above as potential platforms for stuff that we do.

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  4. Good points. Let me get back to you on this.

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