Fiction | Google Glass harmful to eyesight?




Fiction | Google Glass harmful to eyesight?

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Google Glass have amazing functionality. To understand this, just look at the first video from their participation . But whether harmful to eyesight wear glasses digital? Let’s look at this issue.

In the “Frequently Asked Questions” Support website Glass, Google warns users about potential limitation of the use of the device:

Google Glass – not for everyone. While wearing the glasses, some people may experience eye strain or headaches. For those who do laser vision correction before using Glass advised to consult a doctor to assess the risk of eye damage. Children under 13 years old is not permissible to use the Glass, not to harm an emerging vision. There is also a risk of damage to the children themselves Glass and rough handling. Terms of this agreement for children under 13 years old are prohibited to register with the services of Google. If you are not allowed to use the Glass and want to return the product to the store, it must be made within the prescribed period return.

So, Google does not recommend the Glass children under 13 years of age. However, Dr. Jim Sheedy, head of the Laboratory of optometry at Pacific College has a different opinion:

I do not think that the “smart” glasses can be especially harmful to children. The manufacturer warns to be careful using the device children from a position of legal prudence. As smart glasses are becoming more common, I expect that they will become more and more comfortable to use, including children.

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With kids like sorted out, but what about everyone else?

Throughout the day we look at the TV, computer, phone, which is not always useful for vision. You probably know firsthand what a professional eye disease, dry eye, and other symptoms of discomfort. In the case of Google Glass things are different. Yes, you will be wearing glasses digital time, but will use them if necessary. Therefore, the display in front of the right eye of the user is not active at all times. In addition, charge the internal battery unit lasts about one hour of battery life.

Experts do not see any harm in wearing the Google Glass. Professor Sheedy found no reason to think that augmented reality glasses can harm health, in particular disrupt vision.

In order to reduce the burden on the user’s eye, Google has limited the length of recording video using the built-in camera Glass up to 10 seconds (default). Type and send text messages to contacts by using voice. In this case, there is no need to look at the screen.

Of course, the camera on the face can make a person look like in appearance to a cyborg, but that’s another story .

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The greatest risk is associated with a shift in the direction of the eyes of different fields of view. When moving in space in the visual cortex of the brain receives signals from the receptors on your current location. When stimulated, for example, maps, before the eyes of the brain is confused, which can cause dizziness, and in extreme cases, nausea. The same symptoms can occur when watching 3D-images, says Sheedy.

Fortunately, impaired visual-spatial perception are not widespread. At a recent meeting with Google, held in the format of “question and answer” Dr. Eli Peli, professor of ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, said that the above problems are minor:

Some people have an eye adaptation to new systems takes time. That’s to be expected. Talk about such potentially dangerous consequences, as confusion and disorientation in space, began to appear in the 1990s in the media and literature, but all of them have been associated with virtual reality displays that are fully immerses the user in the virtual world.

Here is what says about this company representative Google:

We carefully studied the convenience and safety of using the device and found no cause for concern. We will continue to closely monitor this. During the development of the system involved ophthalmologists.

Naturally, the results of the work Google evaluates only the positive side. To date, Google magic glasses cost $ 1500 (Version Explorer Edition) remain in the hands of developers . But soon the product will become mainstream. When that happens, you will already know that Google Glass can not harm your eyes. That’s nice. Left to accumulate the required amount of money and put up with the total video surveillance and violation of the rights of defense of private information.
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