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In Journey through Enterprise IT Services, Nadhan, HP Distinguished Technologist, explores the IT Services industry, and discusses technology trends in simplified terms.

Looking at the data—through Google Glass—to view the information

After having checked out the Cloud, Security, and Mobility tracks at HP Discover, I look at Session DT 3809 on how Google Glass can be used to view information that matters. Reading the abstract, I get several ideas of how this “thing” can make a difference, across various industries, in the new world of Internet of Things (IoT). For instance, Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) CIO John Halamka, explains the benefits of physicians adorning Google Glass who look at their patients while viewing their information. This is Google Glass applied to the healthcare industry. Like Big Data and Cloud, IoT has its own way of making a difference across industries. Let’s look at the scenarios below to view the related information.

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Dr. Halamka describes how Google Glass makes a difference in patients' lives through timely, accurate treatment and diagnosis. It's all about effective application of such technologies by being your own device in the world of IoT. Google Glass is but one of the many things that make up the IoT ecosystem. Its application across industries opens up exponential channels for interaction with humans in various capacities.

 

I look at the text in the abstract and cannot wait to view the information to be shared in this session. Join me as I walk through various scenarios where Google Glass can be effectively applied to view the information while looking at the data.

 

1. Finance: A teller looks at the customer who walks into the bank. Teller views a comprehensive profile of the customer that suggests cross-sell and upsell opportunities even before the customer steps up to the counter.

 

2. Retail: A customer casually looks at an item of interest and immediately views real-time insight into competitive deals available at other stores in the neighborhood.

 

3. Tourism: You land at a tourist spot, check into the hotel. Once you look at the first landmark, you view theinformation about that landmark—its history, significance, and etc.

 

4. Travel: You rush to the airport cabin, baggage in hand, and you look at the displays to see that the flight is cancelled. Instantly, you can view all other options for alternative transportation available in the next few hours.

 

5. Real Estate: You casually drive through a neighborhood of interest, look at a house, and view the history of ownership, the maintenance work done on the house, the number of times it has been sold.

 

These are but some of the applications of Google Glass. I look forward to attending the DT 3809 session to interact with the attendees to obtain other points of view.

 

How about you? What other scenarios can you think of?

 

Meanwhile, while I hear Dr. Halamka in the background and listen with great interest,the manner in which Google Glass was part of the physicians’ wardrobe at BIDMC. Come to think of it, is that another wearable? One that allows us to listen to information while hearing about the data? Got to add that to my wardrobe of wearables.

 

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Comments
Lewis | ‎06-01-2014 01:15 AM

this tech is so far from being useful in reality.... the only way i can see tis happening is if items have a dort of barcode that can be read...

Nadhan | ‎06-02-2014 03:16 AM

I understand where you are coming from, Lewis.  That said, it is still a powerful concept that can eventually be applied with augmenting capabilities like you suggest across industries.

 

Team up with HP Technology Expert, E.G.Nadhan

 

Connect with Nadhan on: Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and Journey Blog.

 

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