Google glasses: Home automation (video included)
- Published: 16/07/2013 at 04:25 PM
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Look, no hands. Control lights, music, doors in your home by looking at things & giving commands.
How to control your home with Google Glass
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Google Glass + Revolv screenshot video Glancing at a connecteddevice such as a smart lockwill pull up an operating menu in the Google Glass display.
Home automationfirm Revolv's video shows how using Google's smart headsetcould give wearers control of all householddevices.
Glancing at a connecteddevice such as a smart lockwill pull up an operating menu in the Google Glass display.
The short teaserclip posted to YouTube features the company's seniordeveloper John, walking around Revolv's offices and interacting with lights, door locks and stereo systems via the much-hyped headset
Simply looking at a devicewill be enough to take control of it. Just fixyour gazeupon it then tapon the side of the headsetto turn on the lights, locka door or turn the music on. Looking and tapping is augmented by voicecommands -- for example, if the user wants to hear a different song from the one playing or wants to change the toneand color of the smart lighting
A developerdemos Google Glass home automationsystem.
As the company explains in a blog post to accompanythe clip, the features showcased in the video are what happens when a new piece of technology is put in a room with "a bunchof hardwaregeeks."
Youtube Video: Hi, I'm John. I'm seniordevhere at Revolv where we do smart home automationfor your smartphone. In my spare time I get to play with Google Glass. So today we're going to give you a little demoof what it is like to control your house on these things. So let's put them on here. And I'm actually going to give you guys a view of what you see as you control your home. So first let's come over here and with a quick tap I can turn the lights on. And that is using our insti-on switch You can come over here and we got some hue lights. Let's tapand turn those on. And I can even come over here and turn on our Yale Lock, slide there. Now we need some music, so lets come on in here and let's turn on some music on our Sonos. So that was really neatbut we also have voicecontrol on these things. So let's click on that and say Revolv, "We need more pink." Ok, Andrew, fine, fine. Revolv, more blue. Now, is that better. So thanks for watching. I'm John at Revolv. We'll keep you up-to-datewith all the coolstuffwe're doing. Let's turn the lights off.
Watch the video: http://youtu.be/XuWbRwZd2IA
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- Writer: Jon Fernquest
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