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Google Glass users expand projects ahead of 2014 release

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Google Glass hasn’t come out yet for all consumers, but the team of Glass Explorers have been working hard to find new uses for the wearable tech every day. One of the newest uses for the high- tech eyewear is to use it in filming. The device offers what many cameras can’t: A steady option for creating first-person perspectives.

According to Digital Times on Dec. 26, one filmmaker has already utilized that unique ability for Glass. Tu Uthaisri has used Google Glass to create a first person perspective stop motion film called “CATCH: A Hanimation though Glass.” The project only uses photos to create animate a real-life scene with a woman, a man and some feisty ink.

Though an actor is wearing Glass, Tu is taking the photos by reaching over and pressing the button.

Of the device, Tu says, “The thing that excited me about Glass is the first person POV; the idea of recording what you see and experience and also seeing what someone else is seeing live, through a video call. The ability to share your vision instantly sounds so magical. And although it's still early days, I can see great potential here.”

And the project he created brings a little of that magic to life. Check out the video up top to see what Glass can do in the hands of a filmmaker.

In a completely different field, surgeons are using Google Glass not to create, but to teach. By wearing Glass while in surgery, Dr. Anil Shah will be able to consult diagrams and charts without ever looking away from the patient. Glass can call up whatever he needs right in his eye. He can also stream the experience in surgery to his students. If they have questions, he is able to use the first-person perspective to show them exactly what he’s seeing and what he’s doing, which might not be easy in a smaller surgery room.

Ahead of the launch in 2014, when Glass is supposed to have prescription lenses and come at a much more affordable price, it seems users have slowed their innovation efforts. If you got your hands on Google Glass, what innovative way would you use it?

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