Sep 18, 2013
Google Glass at Yale: Football Through the Quarterback's Eyes
Yale University quarterback Henry Furman throws a pass while wearing Google Glass during practice on Tuesday.
Ever wonder what it’s like through the eyes of a quarterback? Well, Yale and the New Haven-based digital first creative agency Digital Surgeons made that happen Tuesday.
In the closing stages of Yale’s football practice, Bulldogs senior Henry Furman wore Google Glass to capture the game through the eyes of a quarterback — literally.
Google Glass is essentially a wearable, voice-activated computer that fits around one’s head like a pair of glasses. It records video, takes pictures, browses the internet, connects to a cell phone and more. Google gave out just 8,000 pairs as part of its Google Glass Explorer program, and Digital Surgeons were one of the recipients.
“It’s a great thing for the kids to see and to be part of something like that,” Yale coach Tony Reno said. “And it’s a great opportunity for the football program. There are only 8,000 in the world.”