Just when you thought the smartglass competition couldn't get more interesting, Sony now allows for pre-orders of its SmartEyeglass Developer Edition wearable. The wearable has a number of enterprise use cases, including on the factory floor, in the field fighting fires, and in the hospital monitoring vital signs.
When it comes to wearables, Google Glass has garnered the most media coverage and also the most ridicule.
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As more companies grapple with the challenges of allowing employees to bring their own devices to work, they can perhaps gain some insight from a bunch of rocket scientists at NASA.
For many IT leaders, Google Glass may seem like just another tech fashion craze. But there are a couple of industries that definitely see its value now, with healthcare leading the way.
Two of the biggest shifts affecting industries that require on-site technicians are an aging workforce and the advent of wearables. While seemingly disparate, there is an overlap in the trends that has created some new markets and uses.
Many people and organizations have expressed privacy concerns with the public use of wearable cameras. Now, Indiana University and Dartmouth College professors are working on developing privacy settings to protect people caught unaware by those cameras.
A new version of Google Glass planned for next year will run on an Intel processor, according to a new report by the Wall Street Journal.
The listless Google Glass device is showing signs of life thanks to reports linking the tech to Intel. The chip maker will team with Google to push Glass in more professional environments, including health care and manufacturing, according to a Wall Street Journal article.
With the rising adoption of mobile devices in the workplace and field, users are becoming more open to utilizing and incorporating their tech in workflows. Unfortunately, the pressure to create highly-focused custom apps for certain use cases is too much for many IT departments to handle.