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Google Glass is now setting its sights on the workplace

The company announced its Glass for Work program which will allow businesses in the US to develop Glass apps for their own industry.

An example of Google Glass being used for sports with hockey fans provided with real-time states, instant replay and different camera angles via Glass.
An example of Google Glass being used for sports with hockey fans provided with real-time states, instant replay and different camera angles via Glass.

ALTHOUGH GOOGLE GLASS hasn’t been released commercially (yet), chances are you could see them being used more by professionals than by the general public after Google launched a new program.

The company launched Glass at Work which will allow US businesses and companies create software for the device.

Announcing this on its Google Glass page, the company cited some examples of how its device is being used in certain industries like sporting events.

The Washington Capitals and Schlumberger are just two of the companies that are at the forefront of exploring new possibilities with Glass. The Washington Capitals partnered with APX Labs to create a fan experience where real time stats, instant replay and different camera angles are all brought directly to Capitals fans via Glass.

Schlumberger, the world’s largest oilfield services company, partnered with Wearable Intelligence and is using Glass to increase safety and efficiency for their employees in the field.

There are already a number of examples where Google Glass is used to help with work such as the New York Police DepartmentVirgin Atlanticmedical professionals, and firefighters to name a few.

Recently, The University of Newcastle has used them for its first medical trial to help support those with Parkinson’s disease. Through custom apps, Glass is used to provide subtle alerts reminding volunteers to take their medication and of upcoming medical appointments.

Source: Newcastle University/YouTube

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