Google Glass Demands Attention Even Though Hands-Free

Google Glass in action. (Photo by flickr user EricaJoy via cc by sa 2.0)

New research indicates that Google Glass and similar heads-up displays induce sufficient distraction to endanger the user’s navigating or other activities. Google Glass is intended to reduce problems such as trying to walk safely while also glancing down at a smartphone. However, research indicates that diffusing attention is dangerous in several ways that these devices may not address.