On Tuesday, one of the project’s lead designers, Sebastian Thrun, posted a photo taken with the glasses, a point-of-view shot of him spinning his child, Jasper (above).
The photo was featured on the official Project Glass page on Google Plus.
“We announced Project Glass in part to let our team start testing prototypes outside the office,” Google wrote. “Sebastian Thrun, one of our project leaders, tried one out last weekend and we just had to share the result. We’d love to hear about the types of moments you’d capture if you didn’t have to wait to pull out a camera or your phone. Please share your thoughts in the comments!”
Thrun has taken photos with the glasses and shared them in the past, including of his view of an interview with broadcast journalist Charlie Rose.
Google’s Project Glass glasses use a type of technology called augmented reality to layer relevant digital information over the wearer’s view of the physical world, such as real-time directions or shopping suggestions.
The glasses also are poised to allow users to take photos and videos of their surroundings and perform many of the functions of Android smartphones. Google has repeatedly declined to commit to a firm release date, price, or other detailed information on their availability.
Thrun joins other early Google testers of the new glasses, including company co-founder Sergey Brin and Vic Gundtora, Google’s chief of social networking, who donned a pair for another photo posted on Tuesday.
“Having a fun day at work today,” Gundtora wrote on his own Google Plus page.
Meanwhile, a consumer surveying firm called Hit Laboratories that focuses on “scientific product research” announced the results of its own survey on interest in the product, finding that it scored an 8.9 out of 10 on a desirability scale, though consumers appeared to only want to pay $132 for the high-tech specs, much less than what the glasses will reportedly cost if and when they finally hit the market. The New York Times earlier reported that the price would be close to that of a smartphone.