During the LAVA Off-site meeting in November we were introduced to Google Glass, with live demonstrations and a multitude of possible applications for the business world. The Ghelamco Arena turned out to be the perfect venue for another inspiring meeting.
In short, Google Glass is a smart pair of glasses. A portable on your nose which projects information on a small screen just above your right eye. As a user you control your glasses with your voice or via a touchpad, incorporated in the frame of the glasses. With the touchpad you can scroll through a menu to display messages, play music, take pictures and videos.
The potential applications are almost endless. For example, you can read your emails or let them be read aloud, follow news postings and activate your GPS. In a professional context, Google Glass meanwhile delivers promising results leading to a higher quality of work and results.
Workers in production plants now receive digital work instructions via their Google Glass. Forget about paper-based instructions and monitoring. The maintenance engineer high in the mast of a windmill in the North Sea sends via Google Glass images to his fellow expert, watching and helping from his office 1.200 kilometers away.
Also in utilities countless applications exist. Think of reading and real-time digital processing of meter readings. The work of a field engineer working on water or electricity installations or the stock levels of spare parts which can be updated from the field in real time. Tasks which are becoming easier with digital instructions via Google Glass.
Google Glass will improve the quality of work and business results significantly.
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