Stars in the rapidly evolving field of wearable technology, “smart” glasses allow wearers to perform a myriad of functions while keeping their hands free. Wearers can view information, watch and record videos, summon up GPS directions, make phone calls and send texts – all by using gestures, head motions and voice commands.
The existing – and potential - workplace applications are numerous, which is why smart glasses are expected to be widely adapted in manufacturing, field service, warehousing and healthcare. Reports can be tracked and automated, tools easily located, languages translated and decisions made using real-time data. A worker can view a video tutorial of a task she must perform, while performing each step with her hands.