Google Glass is destined to be a very important wearable – whether that will be in the public sector or work sector – or both – remain to be seen. In the private sector it has been met with the usual reactions – some people are embracing the technology, many have already banned Glass in some establishments, and others are worried about privacy issues. You just cannot please everybody, or even most of the people in these times – however, one place that is more tolerant of new products is the business community, where they may be able to use a new product to their benefit.
The "Glass at Work" program was a brilliant move on Google's part back in April to better help Google Glass developers connect with businesses to find out how Glass can help them do their jobs. When companies become a Glass Certified Partner they can market themselves as being endorsed by Google. The five new partners Google signed up may not seem like a lot, but that brings the total to 10…so they actually just doubled their size!
The five new partners start with Advanced Medical Applications (AMA) – they keep doctors connected with other doctors by using Glass all over the world…you can have a surgery in London and the specialist that is 'helping' can be across town or across the globe. Augmate's goal is to help connect 'deskless' workers – those out in the field in the automotive, agricultural, construction and manufacturing…these workers need to be connected to the home office and with other workers. Interapt tries to provide all-in-one solutions – they are looking at Glass for use in sports…keeping athletes, trainers and coaches in communication with each other.
Pristine are the developers of EyeSight, a video security system for the healthcare industry – where security personal can send live feedback to the base station or actually witness a violation. Ubimax is working with warehouse and manufacturing personnel – pickers, assembly workers, service maintenance, etc. Please hit us up on our Google+ Page and let us know what you think about the future of Glass – are you in favor of what Glass brings to the table and can you see yourself buying a pair…as always, we would love to hear from you.