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Google Glass returns: This time, it's professional

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  • Source:www.xy-global.com
  • Release on:2017-07-26
Google Glass returns: This time, it's professional

A long time ago, before Snapchat Spectacles and Microsoft HoloLens, there was Google Glass. Google's bold vision of headsets wasn't as futuristic as it seemed back in 2013 -- it was more head-mounted display than augmented reality -- and its design as a personal device put most people off.
It may have found a home in business, though.

Google Glass 2.0 is a hardware revamp of the Glass in a similar design. Now it's being targeted as a wearable for business use, in the spirit of the Epson Moverio, HoloLens and Daqri. And in that context, it's a lot less off-putting.

Glass Enterprise Edition, as it's being called, is only available via what it calls Glass Partners, companies that are making specific, customized versions for clients. Price is variable: "The cost can vary based on the software customization, customer support and training you need."

What the new Glass looks like: basically, just like the old Glass.

Glass Partners include Augmedix (a "documentation automation platform" for health systems), Aira (assistance for the blind, which helped this runner race the Boston Marathon) and Brain Power(neuroscience-assisted tools for autism and traumatic brain injury).