Wearing spectacles and keeping them in place, especially while doing physical work such as running, would be much easier now — thanks to Google s latest patent. Also Read - UEFA Euro 2020: Colourful Google Doodle kicks off European Football ChampionshipAlso Read - Android 12 beta 2 rolling out: New privacy features, tweaked design and more
The patent outlines a system built into a wearable device like Google Glass, that uses motors and motion detectors to automatically tighten or loosen the spectacles arms depending on what the wearer is doing, Quartz reported. In Google s idea, the new spectacles would have an actuator — a little motor for controlling movement — in each arm that could bend the arms in or out as needed, rather like the way a bendy straw works. Also Read - Sundar Pichai: 5 interesting facts about Google CEO you never heard before
When the spectacles detect that their wearer is bobbing up and down at an increased rate — while running, for example — the arms contract to grip the wearer s head. The actuators could also help solve the one-size-fits-all approach that many spectacles have to fitting — if the specs are too wide for someone s face, the actuators could automatically resize them so that they fit snugly.