The introduction of Google (News - Alert) Glass catapulted the wearable industry into a whole new level, making it one of the hottest markets in the world. Even though some doubt the viability of some wearable technologies, devices like the Google Glass have multiple applications across many different industries. To that end, Google introduced the Glass at Work program to implement the technology for enterprise applications.
Last month the company introduced the first five official partners of the program who are authorized to provide enterprise solutions for Glass as well as eligible for co-branding and listing on the Glass at Work website.
The five partners are:
APX Labs which makes Skylight, the leading business software for Glass. It provides workers with hands-free, real-time access to enterprise data and the expertise they need to do their job. Skylight is used by Fortune 500 companies spanning multiple industries.
Augmedix provides a service for doctors that allows them to use their time more efficiently by making Electronic Health Record readily available.
CrowdOptic’s software detects significant broadcast events from mobile and wearable devices, and provides content for live broadcasts and context-aware applications for the sports, entertainment, building/security, and medical industries.
GuidiGo uses Glass to inspire people to connect with art and culture through a mobile storytelling experience and make museums and cultural institutions accessible to everyone.
Wearable Intelligence creates Glassware for energy, manufacturing, healthcare, and more with a workflow, communications, training, and data access products which is being used by the world's best known companies.
This type of partnership encourages the development of new technology in industries where previously might have not considered these options. As Glass and other wearables come into the mainstream, they will augment our reality and introduce new levels of efficiency and productivity across virtually every industry. Making the technology accessible and breaking down any obstacles requires providing a forum that educates the public as well as industry players about the potential of this industry.
The Wearable Tech Conference & Expo III, held July 23-24, 2014, and Fitness & Sports Wearable Technology (FAST (News - Alert)) Conference II (FAST), held July 22, 2014, are two platforms designed to provide opportunities to interact with partners, see live demos and participate in in-depth discussions with case studies, and unique sessions about wearables. Both events will be held at The Javits Center in New York City, and some of the largest public and private organizations in the world will be present. The wide range of attendees exemplifies the interest as well as the potential of this technology.
A small sample of the attendees will include: 3M, Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T (News - Alert) Emerging Devices Organization, CBS, Cisco, Deloitte, Edison Projects, Estee Lauder Companies, Harvard, IBM, IMAX Labs, Intel, JPMorgan, kate spade new York, KORE, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Morgan Stanley, Motorola (News - Alert) Solutions, NYU, Vodafone, XOEye Technologies and many others.
"We have assembled a great lineup of speakers for our Wearable Tech and FAST conference attendees that will undoubtedly share innovative and fresh perspectives on the wearable market," said Rich Tehrani (News - Alert), TMC CEO and conference chairman. "We are looking forward to this year’s event and are confident that the show’s content has something for anyone that is interested in the wearables trend."
Want to learn more about the latest in wearable technology? Be sure to attend Wearable Tech Expo, July 23 & 24 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. Stay in touch with everything happening at the event -- follow us on Twitter.
Edited by Maurice Nagle
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