Google Glass technology can delay brain’s response time

Technology - Pavan Pandey - Nov 30,2016

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The most advanced technology, Google Glass, offers tons of information to the user within seconds directly in front of the eyes. However, reports reveal that, wearing Google Glass while driving isn’t safe.

The University of Central Florida’s latest released research has shown the effects of Google glass device. According to the research, the glasses are not to be worn while driving. It has been revealed that, such technology may slow down the driver’s brain response time. This response time can be delayed by few seconds, and these few seconds could mean the difference between life and death while driving any vehicle.

The research aims to calculate the potential risk posed by secondary information, especially to drivers. According to Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida, Mr. Mark Neider, technologies like the Google Glass induce a time delay in people’s ability to complete a task, which could mean a serious accident on the road while driving. Although in most states of US, distracted driving is banned.

Professor Neider, had more than 300 students complete a task on a computer, some wearing the Google Glass and others not. Students who wore the device were divided into two groups. Group A was told to ignore the information that pops up on the Google Glass screen, and Group B was told to try and retain the information. Based on the time it took for these three groups of students to complete the given task, professor Neider determined that wearing devices like the Google Glass delays visual processing abilities in a human brain. Indeed, both groups of students that wore the glass took the longer time to complete their task than those who were not wearing the glass.

Google Glass presently is not a common product, but the head-up technology which is dwelled in this device is gaining popularity. Some automotive manufacturers have presented this technology in their automobiles by displaying speed on the windshield, amid other scenarios.