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Google Glass sparks next tech boom

Mahesh Sharma (via SMH) | July 30, 2013
Businesses are now envisaging a future manipulated by wearable computer, Google Glass, and other eyewear devices.

These devices can only transform the medical industry  if they're widely adopted by patients and consumers, according to healthcare blogger Charles Webster, who has played with, and programmed, a Google Glass unit.

While Google Glass has led the charge to a wearable technology future, others are also joining the new gold rush. Italian start-up GlassUp has created a crowdfunding campaign to sell its eyewear. It looks like a regular pair of sunglasses and displays all information close to the centre of vision. However, it will only receive information and doesn't take photos.

German software developer SAP is developing augmented reality apps for a device built by Vuzix, so that workers and management, particularly in the field of warehousing and manufacturing, can access information in real time


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