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Google Glass makes a return as a tool for the enterprise

After the initial media buzz, it has been very around Google Glass for a while now. But Alphabet X, Google's "moonshot" division, has just unveiled an update to the original smart glasses. The new version is called Google Glass Enterprise Edition and, as the name suggests, is not meant for personal use but targeted at enterprise users.

While Google ceased sales of the original Google Glass to the general public in 2015, it continued to supply the device to corporate clients such as GE, Boeing, DHL and AGCO.

The latter achieved a 25 percent reduction in production times with Google Glass, and DHL could increase its supply chain efficiency by 15 percent. The gadget also helped professionals in the healthcare sector reduce paperwork by more than 20 percent, allowing doctors to spend 50 percent more time with patients.

Google says that improvements have been made to the hardware since the original version, making the Enterprise Edition more lightweight and comfortable to wear for longer periods, and increasing battery life. The new design is also more rugged, features a foldable frame and comes with a bigger display prism.

Additionally, Google has been working with developers to create apps that convert the smart goggles into an efficiency tool in the work space. DHL uses a solution that gives workers real-time instructions about where items have to be placed on carts, using visual aids. The GE app shows its users instructions with videos, animations and images in their line of sight, and doctors and nurses can speak to patients while notes are recorded in the background via a "remote scribe" app.

In a blog post, Google says Glass Enterprise Edition is "now available to more businesses through our network of expert partners," but does not provide any details on pricing.

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Enginel

Disapprove of transgenderism/same sex marriage: bad, conservative, redneck, creationist.
Disapprove of google glass: protects universal human values from evildoers.
'progressive'....

Jul 26, 2017
Weerterbos
Weerterbos

My day job is in a large chemical plant, I see, glasses like this, with 3D capacity, 'layers' GPS (assisted of course), projected over the real world etc, a learning tool for new people. With 100's of miles of pipes en many tanks, this could be a visual aid. If you can 'see' the kind of liquid and direction of flow, perhaps some numbers like flow or temp, this for sure would help. I educated a lot of newcomers, from bakers to airstewards (and also some educated in tech), visualization is the hardest part. There is a lot that goes on, but you can't see much, cos it's all closed. And an A4 flowchart helps just so far.

Jul 22, 2017
jyw5

DPR comments so full of hate. I think these glasses are a great idea. I hope they work. Nothing wrong with DHL and eventually all hard working ppl having them to do better work. My work depends on my packages being on time. They are safer and less annoying than the people who txt and talk on their cellphone whilst driving.

Jul 22, 2017
De Fotoman

If a DHL person would come to my door with that thing on his head I would NOT be happy. Also he'd better take it of whilst driving through my street where kids are playing.
Google, just please flikker op with your glass.

Jul 22, 2017
Weerterbos
Weerterbos

#dutch ;)

Jul 22, 2017
dialstatic
dialstatic

I assume you meant to say "very quiet" in the first line?

Jul 21, 2017
Mike FL

Its good/useful for people like to posting on Google's YouTube for shoot DIY projects/jobs. and review products.

Jul 20, 2017*
sts2
sts2

Did renaming it to "Enterprise Edition" come accompanied with a 200% price bump? ;-)
Everything changes when you start pricing it as a productivity enhancement tool rather than a gadget worn by tools :-)

Jul 20, 2017
KevinG

I thought that the moniker "Glassholes" for people using them before was just perfect :)

Jul 19, 2017
milkod2001

''The gadget also helped professionals in the healthcare sector reduce paperwork by more than 20 percent, allowing doctors to spend 50 percent more time drinking coffee.''

Jul 19, 2017
beckmarc

Instead of two minutes a day in total between patients to grab a coffee it is now 3 minutes?

Jul 19, 2017
Weerterbos
Weerterbos

Junior doctors and their staff must be the hardest working people on this planet with the toughest job possible. And some people think they need to spread their hate everywhere, even at a photography site.

Jul 19, 2017
milkod2001

@Weerterbos

You have no sense of humor. It was attempt for a joke, probably not good one :) but still, why would somebody hated junior doctors and their staff lol :)

Jul 20, 2017
Weerterbos
Weerterbos

Afterwards saying something was a joke, is really a joke.

Jul 20, 2017