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Google Certifies the First Companies for “Glass at Work” Program

After our poll last week, we got a good sense that a lot of you were not really interested in Google Glass anymore. Everyone has their reasons, but almost 3,000 of you said that Glass was not something you would be interested in going forward. Google is looking to give glass a professional makeover by announcing that Glass is now being tested in workplaces around the country through a set of certified partners. 

Which workplaces you ask? The companies that are on the approved list are APX, Augmedix, Crowdoptic, GuidiGO and Wearable Intelligence. Some of the companies sound like they are going to be using Glass for interesting and new purposes. APX is a company that is going to work with Glass to provide access to database and enterprise data through Google’s new peripheral. Crowdoptic is making software that detects broadcast streams from wearable devices that can then be funneled into entertainment channels to bring new views into live events.

Other uses might tap into some of the privacy concerns that people have always had with Glass. Augmedix is a company that is using Glass with physicians around the country. Doctors put on Glass, turn on the program and a live stream of the patient’s conversation is sent to another site so the information can be added into the patient records in real time. You can be sure that Augmedix is working within legal rights and has patient consent to do this, since the public perception of Glass right now isn’t in the best place.

Would using Google Glass help you at your work at all? Or do you want to keep it as far away as possible?

Via: +Google GlassTech Crunch
  • MacNificent

    From now on instead of saying SMD
    I’ll just say Augmedix in an Australian accent.

  • Gary

    I don’t think I would be against them so much if I had 1500 dollars to spend on them.

  • Pakmann2k

    That’s the problem with this thing. There are plenty of good ideas surrounding it but who is going to build the software for a platform that might fizzle before it hits the mainstream? Yes, we all know the $1500 price tag is temporary but in a market where many people shrug off last year’s smartphones, this is a product that is taking too long to come into the main market. Less people to adopt it means less people to create apps and programs for it. Developers won’t waste their time writing complicated apps for a niche product in which the apps don’t carry over to other platforms. At least when you build a phone app, it can be used on tons of phones. Many phone apps can then be tweaked to work on tablets. This equates to sales and developers need sales to build newer and better apps. Building an app for glass will work on.. Well, glass only I would guess. Why would anyone bother unless there were a few million devices that could possibly land you with a couple percent of sales within that market?

  • d-rock

    I’m in school for Engineering too and it would be awesome to have such interactive visual support available, just asking google questions about things like ratios and computations. Feed wolfram alpha into Google Now directly to glass.

  • TopXKiller

    What does the Google Glass say about his power level?

    • Jonathan Williams


      • TopXKiller

        the cost of Google Glass?

  • d-rock

    fit these on sports refs so we can see what they see when they make a call!

    • d-rock

      Then they could feed replays from other cameras directly to glass! No more ‘Under the hood’ BS

    • Awesome idea..

    • PoisonApple31

      Wouldn’t have made a difference in the Seahawks / Packers game in 2012, those replacement refs were horrible!

    • Brian Menius

      That thud was Joey Crawford’s head hitting the floor.

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        last week I bought themselves a Chrysler from having made $5060 thiss month
        and-in excess of, 10/k last-month . it’s realy the easiest-work I have ever
        done . I started this 4 months ago and pretty much straight away was bringin in
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  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    I/O is next week!!!!

  • James Briano

    I had a Glass demo on Friday. Nice piece of hardware, but I can’t think of a use case.

  • ruin_u

    Live Stock quotes in front of my face? Oh yeah.