Umeå University researcher chosen to test Google Glass
The world has been highly anticipating who would be selected as the first beta testers of one Google’s most anticipated products, Google Glass. Umeå University’s Eva Mårell-Olsson has been chosen to test the interactive, head-based device with internet-enabled cameras.
Eva Mårell-Olsson is a senior lecturer at the Department of Applied Educational Science and is one of 4,328 lucky winners of Google’s “If I Had Glass” competition that was open to creative individuals willing to be a part of shaping the future of the product.
She was interviewed by the IT magazine Computer Sweden about what she plans to do when she is one of the advance testers of Google Glass.
“I'm really curious to test how Google Glass functions,” says Eva Mårell-Olsson. “I will also be in a research project called Tagga 2014, where one aspect is about augmented reality. Hopefully, I can apply my use of Google Glass in the project.”
Google Glass aims to take data from personal computers and portable devices like phones and tablets, and turn into wearable spectacles featuring a camera, display, touchpad, battery and microphone built into “eyeglasses-like” frames.