For those of you who may be unaware, Google Glass is a new, revolutionary “wearable device” computer that has the look and feel of a pair of eye glasses. The device communicates with the internet using voice-commands and features a hands-free display that projects an image in front of the eye, providing the equivalent of a floating, translucent 25″ HD display positioned 8′ away. The device is also equipped with a speaker, microphone, HD camera, and touch sensor.
Glass provides a platform for interaction which smartphone users will find familiar in many ways, but with notifications presented quite literally in front of your face, the trick is to avoid becoming distracted and having the display stay out of sight until needed. WIN-911 has solved this issue.
WIN-911 customers who use Glass will receive an alarm message and be notified by a simple audible chime. When the user is ready to turn his attention to the notification, the alarm message is a swipe away on the glass timeline. The user can read the full alarm details by swiping through the text or can tap twice to have the message read aloud through voice synthesis. The user can then tap to bring up the interaction menu and tap to acknowledge the alarm, delete the message, or receive GPS navigation to the alarm source.
Glass also makes it easy for field operators to share images or video of an alarm site with coworkers, engage in a video conference call to discuss an issue, or follow maintenance or repair instructions without taking their eyes off the device being worked on. For a full description of Google Glass’ functionality, see this.
There’s real potential for improving efficiency and safety among some of our customers, and WIN-911 is excited about helping our users realize that potential.