Google Glass Becomes TV Remote in Demo (VIDEO)


Google Glass headgear is expensive and hard to obtain — not to mention odd looking — but such wearable computing devices could one day evolve into a natural way to interact with content on a big-screen TV.

In a new project, Dutch telecommunications provider KPN teamed up with consulting firm Accenture to develop a proof-of-concept demo using Google Glass for a series interactive TV applications. While not yet developed as a commercial product, the companies said they’re actively exploring the potential of letting viewers use wearable technologies to control their TVs using voice-activated commands and access info related to the programming.

“It’s actually quite surreal,” KPN director of TV Diederik Rosenbaum said in a video about the project. “I like the way it allows me to interact with TV, being able to watch TV on a big screen and simultaneously being able to see extra information on the Google Glasses.”

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