Recently Google has filed a patent for Goggle hat, which has been described as a hat and a camera system for the hat that can be used for an interactive session with a remote user.
As we can see the image which is filed in patent, we see that there is a hat with a camera mounted on its shade. The camera which is mounted on hat will be able to perform like taking photos, videos, live stream and upload it on social media like facebook, Google+.
In this patent Google has also mention a built in speaker as configured to create audio waves through the hat by bone conduction in the skull.
The other feature that the hat will be able to perform other task for businesses like customer care. Users will able to share the technical issues live in the form of a video with the executive on the other line. It also be equipped with GPS for sharing live location with an emergency situation server system.
The product sound exciting. But it can also be think that it will be practical solution? Because these entire task that it perform can be easily done by the Smartphone also. But when the users involves in heavy media sharing and live event coverage. It could prove to be useful.
This is not the first time when the Goggle is walking down the lane for an innovative. Patents don’t always become physical products — while getting the camera off your face could be a more comfortable way of using wearable cameras, the vibrating instructions and speakers are a rather odd take. Google glass also worked on the similar premises and how it failed too
But Google is not giving up and probably working on bringing it back in the form of Google hat.
Google has filed a patent named wearable camera system patent (US 20150172538 A1). The patent is described as a hat and a camera system for the hat that can be used for an interactive session with a remote user. In other words, the product will basically be a cap with an embedded camera that allows users to record videos and click pictures to upload them on different social media platforms. The patent further adds that the product will come with a built-in speaker which is “configured to create audio waves through the hat by bone conduction in the skull.”
The (Google Hat) camera system is configured to connect, via the wireless communications module and a mobile computing device, to a social networking server.
But the technology is not just about real-time virtual socializing —the hat-mounted camera could save a user from attack, the patent indicated. It would do so by connecting a Google Hat wearer’s video feed to emergency services during a threatening situation, essentially allowing the user to show or tell a possible assailant that they’re on camera.
The user can activate an emergency situation indicator and cause the wearable camera system to transmit a video feed to an appropriate emergency handling system, potentially deterring a dangerous person near the user.
It would be interesting to see how the product turns out to be. Maybe Google should think about making the hats available with the logos of our favorite sports teams or political catchphrase.