GOOGLE has unveiled its latest invention - a pair of glasses that can video everything they see. The gadget was launched with a stunt featuring live feeds from cameras on glasses worn by sky-divers.

As the daredevils jumped from a blimp above San Francisco, people at the launch watched video footage from their perspective. They also watched a live stream from mountain bikers jumping over ramps then riding into the conference room.

The device, known as Project Glass, is designed to allow others to see the world through your eyes. As well as a camera, it houses a speaker, microphones, a processor and sensors to give users information on what they are seeing.

Google co-founder Sergey Brin told those at the event: “This is new technology and we really want you to shape it. We want to get it out into the hands of passionate people as soon as possible.” In development for more than two years, the project is the brainchild of Google X, its secret facility that also spawned the self-driving car.

Isabelle Olsson, an engineer on the Glass project, said the company created the glasses for people to interact with the virtual world without distracting them from the physical world. It’s designed to interact closely with your senses, without blocking them.

She said Google had two broad goals in mind: communications through images and quick access to information. –Agencies