Pune, 7th September 2015 : The high end, expensive technology of ‘Wearable Smart Glass’ which was initially restricted for usage, is now available to common man just like you and me.
The insights of this technology, its working, application and usage were shared with tech savvy citizens of Pune by Vipul Kumar – Innovation Architect and Abhay Chaware – Chief Architect- Tech Center of KPIT Technologies during a special session titled ‘Internet of Things : Wearable Smart Glass!’ organized under the Seed IT Jnana Yajna lecture series at FCI Auditorium in Model Colony. Narendra Barhate and Bharti Barhate from SEED Infotech were also present on the occasion.
‘Wearable Smart Glass’ simply means a small blue tooth like device which has optical display. A ‘Smartglass’ is an Android device which can collect and share information just like computers. They are usually built in with applications like an operating system, Wi Fi or Blue Tooth Connectivity, Voice or gesture control systems etc and has hardware like camera, speaker, mike, sensors, SD card, battery back-up etc. The objective behind using this technology is basically to keep your hands free for working.
While explaining some of its applications Vipul Kumar – Innovation Architect, KPIT Technologies Ltd. said that it can be used by doctors while performing surgeries to save someone’s life which now a days is called as ‘Telemedicine’. Organisations like Amazon or Flipkart can make use of it for facilitating quick pick up of the ordered stuff from their large warehouses.
In addition it can be used by especially abled persons to make them more self-dependant, for supervising the assembly line on construction site or in production areas as they get real time data through this device. Thus, ‘Smartglass’ can be used in various industries like agriculture, automation, production, health and safety, service, he added.
“This is a very futuristic technology and was available only to USA army when introduced. However now its commercial use is permitted and its gaining popularity very fast just like smart phones. The current cost of this device goes up to $700 – $800 that is about Rs.40,000 but with increased number of users the costs are likely to come down”, informed Abhay Chaware.
SEED IT JnanaYajna, a concept by Narendra Barhate will take place on the first Saturday of each month in which dignitaries from all walks of life will speak. The program will remain free of cost for the general public as well.