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?