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Android Displays Google Hardware

Programming a Wearable Android Device 53

CowboyRobot writes "Dr. Dobb's reviews an alternative to Google Glass and goes through the steps of coding your own Android-based Heads-Up Display. 'By tucking their 428x240 pixel WQVGA heads-up display in the lower right corner of ski goggles, Recon has effectively created an unobtrusive HUD with a decent 600 MHz ARM Cortex A8 processor running Android 2.3.3 (Eclair). Network connections can be made via a Bluetooth-paired Android smartphone.'"
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Programming a Wearable Android Device

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  • by T.E.D. (34228) on Tuesday September 18, 2012 @02:22PM (#41377203)
    Umm...unobtrusive if you are skiing, perhaps. If you are walking around town in the middle of September, not so much.
  • by ackthpt (218170) on Tuesday September 18, 2012 @02:28PM (#41377295) Homepage Journal

    How would HUD even work since your eyes need to focus on elements between far and close? Would you need to focus on the HUD? Does glasses work the same way? Could some nerd with glasses explain how do you focus on things?

    I don't focus on the glasses lens, I focus on whatever object I'm looking at, the light reflected from which is modified by the structure of the lens.

    HUD I don't know about, but can tell you, focusing on something an inch in infront of your eye is near impossible, so whatever a HUD does it must project like the image is at a distance. Probably works great for people with good eyesight already, but us aging geeks may require some adjustment as the old eyes don't want to focus up close like they once did.

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