Google just announced the first round of Glass at Work Certified Partners. Glass at Work is Google’s Glass program designed to facilitate faster growth of the Glass for the enterprise. Glass Certified Partners are companies that are authorized to create and build enterprise solutions using Glass. The new partners announced today are APX, Augmedix, Crowdoptic, GuidiGO and Wearable Intelligence. These are the first in line to work directly with Google on new and exciting Glass solutions.
The first Certified Partners are a diverse group. We’re already familiar with Crowdoptic. They’re the company that the NBA is using to broadcast video from the locker room and bench of the Indiana Pacers. GuidiGO works with museums and cultural institutions and could create virtual tour guides for art museums and similar places. Augmedix and Wearable Intelligence both work in healthcare. Augmedix builds solutions specifically for doctors, while Wearable Intelligence also works in energy and manufacturing on workflow, communications, and training. APX Labs has already created a product called Skylight that is used by several Fortune 500 companies to access enterprise data. Google has chosen companies from a broad spectrum of arenas to participate with Glass at Work.
Tons of other projects are also being developed for Glass by companies that aren’t on the Certified Partners list. One of those is a medical records company called Drchono that has created an app to access electronic medical records. After the doctor gets the patients permission, they can record video of appointments, take photos, and makes notes. All of this information can then be uploaded to a medical records system that’s hosted in the cloud by Box. This makes all of the patients info easy to access and share with other doctors. Drchrono already has about 60,000 doctors using its system.
Whether it’s in the medical field, pro sports, arts and the humanities, or to access data, Google Glass presents an exciting new platform for companies to take advantage of. There are hundreds of other companies and developers looking to get in on Glass at Work, too. Google plans on announcing more Certified Partners in the near future.