In separate patents--one published this month and another granted last month--Google has mapped out important directions for Glass, the eyewearable computing device based on the Android platform. The new technology provides for prescription lenses and a nose bridge sensor that converts "physical data" into information about the user.
The prescription frames are mentioned in a Google Plus memo to Glass Explorers, the army of early adopters and developers who have been allowed to buy a beta version of Glass for $1500. The statement refers to a newly upgraded version of Glass that is compatible "with future lines of shades and prescription frames."
The capability is related to Google's recently published patent, Wearable Device with Input and Output Structures, that covers a Glass device accommodating prescription lenses. A US patent granted recently, Nose Bridge Sensor, provides for technology that enables Glass to glean user information, such as location, speed of travel, etc.