Baidu, the Chinese search engine used in China, is reportedly working on a Chinese version of Google’s Project Glass that will be called Baidu Eye. Of course. It makes perfect sense for knockoff Google to knock off Project Glass, right?
Sina is reporting that it’s pretty much exactly like Google Glass:
Similar to Google Glass eyewear, Baidu Eye has functions such as an LCD display, voice-controlled image recognition and bone-sensing. A user’s voice would control functions on the gadget such as making phone calls and doing basic Web searches. The device would also recognise a user’s gestures to take and send photos.
The Baidu Eye will be an open platform for developers to make apps on. Foxconn is expected to build the Baidu Eye. Apparently, the battery will last 12 hours with the help of Qualcomm. It’s only a matter of time before we here about some Chinese company developing a Chinese iWatch. [Sina via CNET]