With Google Glasses has Silicon Valley created something so useful and easy to use that it’s Primary market will be serving health needs?

WIRED Guys Like This Could Kill Google Glass Before It Ever Gets Off the Ground

I’m obviously a big fan of the health opportunities in the next mass media but I think it’s quite obvious in this Wired article by Marcus Wohlsen that adoption of the technology faces far larger cultural challenges than technical uncertainties.

Perhaps we’ll have to see the design adapted quite significantly before it takes off. Perhaps it will first be styled into something more wearable like into prescription glasses that can be worn discretely for seniors who are living independently in their own homes eg. using video analysis software as an alternative to those crazy engineer designed mobile assistive robots:

Google Prescription Glasses

Or perhaps they could drop the camera for a few years and just build the communication around a non visual interface facilitated by speech recognition, text to speech and the bone conductive technology that the Google Glasses already features alongside some mHealth sensory tech to create a next generation hearing aid (implanted or just bonded/clipped/weaved into the hair like you might have a hair extension) that could be an always worn link to a Patients mobile phone:

Is this the minimally invasive future of Google Glasses Augmented Reality next generation hearing aids

As I’ve mentioned before I really do hope the Project Glass team get to explore some of the exciting mHealth angles to this new tech before it inevitably gets used by the various RoboCriminals and RoboCops to redefine human rights…

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3 Responses to With Google Glasses has Silicon Valley created something so useful and easy to use that it’s Primary market will be serving health needs?

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