K-Glass: Korea’s Answer to Google Glass

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5:08 AM EST March 10th, 2014

07 March 2014

Researchers at South Korea’s KAIST university have unveiled the newest innovation in wearable devices: K-Glass, which is similar to Google Glass.

K-Glass comes with a special chip that expands the pool of objects the device can properly recognize without relying on barcodes or other markers, Yoo Hoi-jun, a KAIST professor who spearheaded the project, told the Wall Street Journal.

Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy predicts “… in the future, the application (of wearable devices) is expected to expand to cover products used in everyday life including outfits and tools used under high-risk situations like fire-fighting and national defense.”
Wearable technology seems to be catching on, as Discover recently announced plans to support Google Glass.

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