Google co-founder Sergey Brin showcased the ambitious Google Glass Project as an extreme sports gear in a sports-oriented technology demo at Google I/O.
What seemed as vapours and fumes for months since the first news of Google Glass Project broke out caught the gathered developers by surprise when Sergey himself gave out relevant information and details about the innovative product. The elaborated demo was the biggest hit of the I/O show.
Sergey interrupted the I/O keynote and played a Google+ Hangout with some of his extreme sports friends. The crowd watched in all excitement as the video progressed showing some extreme sports. The glasses used for the different sports were hardcore, highly embellished versions of the Google Glass headsets.
First to come was skydivers leaping out wearing the glasses and landing on the roof of Moscone West. Second were a few friends doing rappelling down the building followed by a third group of professionals doing bike stunts wearing the glasses.
Lead designer of the Google Glass Isabell Olsson also was present at the meet and showcased the consumer use of the glasses. Olsson said, “We want to empower people to use technology naturally. We wanted to pack all this amazing technology into this product, but if it’s not ridiculously light, it doesn’t belong on your face.”
A certain prototype was showed of during the X Games product demo and featured small speakers, microscopes, gyroscopes and multiple radios for data communications. The price of Google Glass is estimated at £1000.