Can Google Glasses Focus on Safety? What Are Your Thoughts?

Ran across a pretty fascinating video describing a project by Google and Johnson & Johnson to test Google Glass in the workplace.   As you may recall, in 2013 Google started selling a computer optical display that could hook onto glasses, only to stop production at the beginning of 2015.  According to the website Statista.com, a poll of consumers showed that about 90% of them said they would never buy, wear or like the product, possibly some kind of record for low appeal.

But it looks like Google Glass may have found a second life.   Johnson & Johnson is testing them as a safety tool.  According to the video, the glasses let workers access information about tasks in real time and in a way that may be valuable for younger, tech-savvy users:

In safety, we know that emerging technologies can be a double-edged sword, giving us new ways to manage hazards, but also leading to what are called “technology-assisted” accidents.

What do you think of the idea?

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