Perhaps the most sophisticated form of wearable technology has been relaunched by Google
After removing them from the market in January 2015, Google has relaunched their Google Glass technology but specifically for businesses.
What is Google Glass?
Google Glass is a very clever piece of eyewear, or more formally, an optical head-mounted display. It displays information in a smartphone-like hands free format. They allow you to communicate with the internet via voice command.
They were first launched in 2013 and made available to the public in 2014. However, they were plagued by criticism so Google withdrew them in order to develop them further.
They’re now back and even better, with a more flexible design, upgraded processor, extra battery, better wireless connectivity and a longer, thinner and more adjustable screen. But what exactly can they do for your business?
The wearable technology has apps that can go a long way with helping your presentation skills. It allows you to control slides and view notes as you go.
MAny companys have expressed interest as using the Google Glass as a tool for customer service training, allowing employees and customers to get a real life experience of the retail experience.
The camera function received a lot of flack for being an invasion of privacy, but it could be quite useful in business. It is particularly handy for those in the security sector as it allows police, security and bouncers to capture interactions in real-time.
Instant communication has become an essential part of business these days. Google Glass would make this communication even more instant as messages and video calls become even easier.
This could be used for doctors to offer virtual appointments or film complicated surgery for training purposes, or firefighters could use it to navigate difficult situations. This gives the virtual technology the potential to be an incredibly important piece of software.
So whilst the Google Glass isn’t used as a piece of vital equipment in business today, in the future, it could be. This could spell big change for IT support companies who have to factor the new technology into their services.