In the next few years we’re going to introduce products designed to help people feel more present and connected to others and the world around them. In order for these devices to be helpful for you in the real world, we need to test them in the same types of environments you’ll use them in, doing the same everyday activities you might do. To do that, we’re taking these new prototypes outdoors and into public spaces, beginning in the US. Some will take on new forms–like smart glasses–and include cameras and microphones.
In the spirit of continuing to innovate responsibly and openly, we want to share more about our approach to product development and testing, and the types of information we’ll collect and process during testing.