It may be a long wait for people interested in buying the Google Glass in India. In the meantime though, a Bangalore-based IT company has developed a Google Glass-type device of its own, which is already creating waves abroad, The Economic Times reports. Also Read - India's CCI must introduce anti-competitive practices for global tech giants, allow Indian businesses to flourish
Mistral Solutions, founded by Anees Ahmed, has developed a wearable computing device that can be operated by one’s voice. There is a near-eye screen, which looks like a 15-inch display to the eye and all the functions can be done using voice commands. It also includes connectivity options like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Also Read - FIR filed against Twitter India again, now over child pornography content
“Google Glass is operated by touch, here everything is done by voice,” Ahmed told ET. “Like a direction-sensitive microphone used by fighter pilots, it can pick up voice commands only from your mouth and cancel all other noises.”
Ahmed has designed the device with people like firefighters, police and EMTs in mind, who could use critical data immediately without using their hands. Mistral’s wearable device has already been put to use by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) to assist in crime scenes. Though this version has mainly been developed for industrial use, Ahmed did reveal that they have a sleeker design in mind for commercial use in the future.
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