Silicon Valley Watcher - Former FT journalist Tom Foremski reporting from the intersection of technology and media

Augmented Realities: Google Glass With See-Through 'X-Ray' Feature

Posted by Tom Foremski - March 6, 2013

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Surely it is just a matter of time before Google Glass, or other similar walk-and-talk Internet browsers, add a pseudo X-ray feature?

The camera in the GOOG goggles could easily be tuned to infrared wavelengths that reveal body shape and other details beneath people's clothing. A simple 1000nm filter can reveal a lot and it's easy to adapt any type of video camera.

Would this be a killer feature? Or, could it kill the product category?  There's the real possibility of a cultural yuck factor towards GOOG Glass wearers, since no one knows if they are videoing you in infrared. 

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