Draining our glass: An energy and heat characterization of Google Glass

Robert LiKamWa, Zhen Wang, Aaron Carroll, Felix Xiaozhu Lin, Lin Zhong

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Abstract

The Google Glass is a mobile device designed to be worn as eyeglasses. This form factor enables new use cases, such as hands-free video chat and web search. However, its shape also hampers its potential: (1) battery size, and therefore lifetime, is limited by a need for the device to be lightweight, and (2) high-power processing leads to significant heat, which should be limited due to the compact form factor and proximity to the user's skin. We use an Explorer Edition of Glass (XE12) to study the power and thermal characteristics of optical head-mounted display devices. We share insights and implications to limit power draw to increase the safety and utility of head-mounted devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of 5th Asia-Pacific Workshop on Systems, APSYS 2014
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Print)9781450330244
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event5th ACM Asia-Pacific Workshop on Systems, APSYS 2014 - Beijing, China
Duration: Jun 25 2014Jun 26 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of 5th Asia-Pacific Workshop on Systems, APSYS 2014

Other

Other5th ACM Asia-Pacific Workshop on Systems, APSYS 2014
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period6/25/146/26/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    LiKamWa, R., Wang, Z., Carroll, A., Lin, F. X., & Zhong, L. (2014). Draining our glass: An energy and heat characterization of Google Glass. In Proceedings of 5th Asia-Pacific Workshop on Systems, APSYS 2014 (Proceedings of 5th Asia-Pacific Workshop on Systems, APSYS 2014). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2637166.2637230