Google Glass partners with Wearable Intelligence in pilot program
April 09, 2014 00:00
Los Angeles - Google Glass is testing a modified version of its hardware to get the technology into workplaces, recode.net reported on Tuesday.
Google has partnered with the company Wearable Intelligence, which used a reformatted version of the android operating system instead of the Google Glass software.
This means the glasses can be locked down for specific uses in specific contexts.
The report said that professionals like doctors would not be able to tweet photos of patients, check Facebook, or even take the device off the hospital Wi-Fi network.
"Google Glass enabled me to view this patient's allergy information and current medication regimen without having to excuse myself to login to a computer, or even lose eye contact," Dr. Steve Horng, an emergency room doctor at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, told recode. Horng, who is part a Google Glass pilot program at the hospital, believed the glasses helped save the patient.
The glasses are not the same as those sold to customers selected for Explorers program at a cost 1,500 dollars, recode said.
Google is also working on modifying its glasses for broadcasters, NBA athletes and police officers, recode reported.