by Lance Turner
on Monday, Jul. 29, 2013 12:00 am
Brant Collins envisions using Google Glass for his work at Station X, his Little Rock video production company.
Google Glass packs an incredible amount of cutting-edge technology into a tiny package. Here’s what makes it tick: 1. Camera lens: shoots 5-megapixel still images and high-definition, 720p video. 2. Display: a tiny clear cube that contains Glass’ heads-up display. 3. Touchpad frame: much like a laptop trackpad, your fingers swipe here to scroll through menu options. 4. Titanium frame: very light. Glass weighs 50 grams. 5. Storage: 12GB of useable space; the custom Android OS takes up 4GB. 6. Wi-Fi: supports 802.11g and 802.11b connectivity. 7. Micro-USB connection: for battery charging and data. 8. Audio: there’s no speaker here; Glass talks to you via bone conduction.
An example of what a Google Glass wearer might see when running CPRGlass, which guides users through giving CPR. The program also plays “Stayin’ Alive.” Applying compressions to the beat of the song delivers 100 compressions per minute.
Alderdice photo: ASMSA
Corey Alderdice, director of the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts in Hot Springs, wears Google Glass. Dr. Christian Assad (inset), a cardiologist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, is among 8,000 people in the United States who are part of Google’s Explorer Program.