Google Glass For Enterprise
Google Glass has had an interesting journey. The device was thought to be the ultimate wearable. But for multiple reasons, consumers never got on board and it never caught on. The project appears to have been down since 2015. Well, apparently business enterprises don’t share the view of consumers since Google Glass Enterprise Edition has gone to work at a number of companies. AGCO, DHL, GE, Sutter Health, Volkswagen, and Trinity Health are just a few of the companies that are using a new and improved Google Glass Enterprise edition in a business setting.
Manufacturers, Logistics, and Healthcare are some of the business sectors we see welcoming Google Glass with open arms. “A hands-free device for hands on workers”, is the theme we see associated with the new Google Glass.
So who is using Google Glass Enterprise Edition and how?
- People who work with complex machinery who may need to check reference materials or troubleshoot a problem with an assembly by streaming video of what they see to someone else.
- Order pickers in a warehouse environment can quickly locate items.
- Doctors are able to access medical records and imagery easily and save significant time on data entry.
Companies that have been using Google Glass Enterprise Edition are reporting impressive increases in productivity, efficiency, and a decrease in errors, and time savings which equal money.
Google Glass success in business enterprises is made possible with the strategic partnerships it has with companies like the following.
- Augmedix provides a documentation automation platform which reduces the time doctors spend at computers and increases time spent with patients.
- Aira provides assistive solutions that improve independence for the blind and low vision people.
- Proceedix provides a service-based central platform to manage enterprise procedures, work instructions, and inspections. Operators can execute work instructions and perform inspection work on hands-free Google Glass.
These are just a few of the strategic partners developing solutions using Glass.
Google Glass specs:
- A high-resolution display equivalent to a 25-inch high definition screen from eight feet away.
- The camera provides 5-megapixel photos and 720p videos
- Bone Conduction Transducer Audio
- Wi-Fi – 802.11 b/g 2.4GHz and Bluetooth connectivity
- 2 GB of usable memory, that is synced with Google cloud storage. 16 GB of Flash memory.
- The battery provides one day of typical use. Video recording, will use more battery.
- An included Micro USB cable and charger.
- There is a MyGlass companion app lets you set up glassware, screencasts, and other features. Available for Android (requires Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich or higher) and iOS (requires iOS 7 or later).
This is a leap forward for Google Glass and perhaps for all of us. At some point in the future we will all likely be replacing our smartphones for a light weight, cloud connected wearable that allows us to do and see everything our smartphones can do today. These devices will leverage Augmented Reality in the workplace and in our everyday lives. Perhaps ten years down the road or perhaps sooner. For more information, visit the website.