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Smart Glasses Aren't Dead

Urban Airship Inc
1417 NW Everett St, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97209, US (map)



The untimely rollback of Google Glass has given some folks the impression that Smart Glasses have failed. In fact, research into them is hotter than ever before. As electronics shrink and use less power, batteries improve, and developers are learning how to code for these devices, the dominos are all set for a second smart glasses revolution.

Healthcare is hot on these devices for proctoring, hands free EHRs, and trauma situations. Educators are using smart glasses to remotely teach, and allow students to visit virtually different times and places. Space planners are leveraging both SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping) and VR to design virtual spaces.

I'll have some slides to go over the current state of the art, where we're going, and do some demos of the Meta 1 Space Glasses, Google Glass, Project Tango, and potentially others.