Olympus has submitted a patent application in Japan for what looks like a camera-centric Google Glass unit. The Olympus glasses feature a built-in camera and display; however, little else is revealed concerning the camera’s functionality – and it’s hard to imagine connected glasses units from Olympus that would offer greater connectivity than what we see in Google Glass.
This patent application from Olympus could further signal the next big step in mobile devices and camera trends. Most of the major camera manufacturers completely missed the boat in the last mobile photography revolution (i.e., smart phone cameras) – as we have seen the compact camera market shrinking each of the past several years.
If this is the next big trend, will Olympus actually get on the wagon? Will other manufacturers follow suit as well?