Google is taking another step towards improving the reality of virtual try-ons with its latest patented invention. Identified with the patent number US20230252745A1, the technology promises to ease the process of trying things like glasses virtually - a move that could bolster the use of Google's own product, the Google Glass.
According to the patent summary, the creating tech giant intends to refine the way we try on products like glasses on a computer program. The tool will leverage pictures of the person using the device, taking measurements of size and fitting, which it will then compare to the virtual model. The motive behind this? To enhance the accuracy of the computer program for a more realistic virtual try-on experience.
Virtual try-ons might sound novel, but the challenges are rife. Current simulations predict where a pair of virtual glasses will sit on the three-dimensional scan of a user's face. While this could help pick out perfectly sized frames, inaccuracies in the simulation can result in ill-fitted pairs or a discrepancy between the virtual and real world. The new patent shows Google's effort to combat this problem.
These illustrative details of the invention are revealed in the patent's accompanying figures. They depict images like the capturing of a user's base image, a reference image, and the detection of measurements related to a wearable gadget. Everything ties together to build a convincing virtual world that mimics the real one convincingly.
In an age where online shopping has become the norm, inventions like this could potentially revolutionize the way we shop. But, it's important to remember this is a patent publication. While it gives us a glimpse into what Google might be working on, there is no certainty we'll see this technology on the market. As it stands, it's an exciting proposition that could shift the paradigm of virtual try-ons. Time will reveal if Google sees it through.