We believe Google Glass can be very useful for Personal Assistants, particularly because the devices can provide real-time information and are able to pull up data, images and more on a heads-up display and companies could use it basically as an information appliance. 

Google is launching a new “Glass at Work” program to try to build interest in the business community about the possibilities of using Google Glass in workplaces. Now Google wants to encourage and grow that nascent trend with its new “Glass at Work” program which is designed to help businesses learn more how Glass might be integrated in useful ways for their employees and business processes. 

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What is Google Glass?

Google Glass is an android-based headset, a functional pair of glasses an attempt to free data from desktop computers and portable devices and place it right in front of your eyes.

Essentially, Google Glass is a camera, display, touchpad, battery and microphone built into spectacle frames refracted directly towards your line of vision, you can film, take pictures, search and translate on the go.

Google Glass uses display technology instead to put data in front which is projected as semi – transparent and horizontally through a prism screen in the right hand corner of glass. This is refracted towards your line of vision designed to be easily seen without obstructing your view. You will get notifications that auto – illuminate.


Some of the benefits of overlying data into your vision are:


 Directions become more intuitive (There is no GPS) but you can connect it to your phone with Bluetooth, allowing the device access to an internet connection and GPS signal among other things.

 View real-time translations or transcriptions of what is being said, and you can scroll through and reply to messages on the go.

 A camera that records your first-person perspective, allowing you to take snaps of what you are actually seeing – also display videos and watch it full playback

 Touchpad along one arm of the frame with a microphone

 you can select what you want to do with a brief gesture or by talking to the device, and Google Glass will interpret your commands.

 Notifications that auto-illuminate i.e If you are receiving a phone call

 Google Glass can also provide sound, with bone-induction technology confirmed. This vibrates your skull to create sound, which is both more grisly sounding and much less cumbersome than traditional headphones.


The downside:

Invasion of Privacy i.e images of personal harassment happen in public places , capture images without permission, invade privacy of others by finding out information of people on the streets by the use of facial recognition system.


 Data Safety . Because the system uses Bluetooth, is possible that the signal is intercepted.


 Safety of persons: The use of electronic devices is a big distraction. Accidents caused by distractions including bumping into people or objects or the use of this device while driving.


 Target ADS: Google’s policy to allow them access to our personal data. It is the basis on which are shown targeted advertisement.


Health Risks?

It is not definite info regarding how harmful can mobile phone and wave transmission be for human health. However, there are many scientists who believe the waves are responsible for the many recently discovered diseases.


What are the Google Glass specifications?


Tech Specs


 Adjustable nosepads, lightweight and extremely durable frame fits any face.
Extra nosepads in two sizes. It will also have a touchpad along one arm.


 Display 640 x 360 .
High resolution display is the equivalent of a 25 inch high definition screen from eight feet away.


 Built in Camera
 Photos – 5 MP
Videos – can film at 720p


 vibrating your skull to transmit to your ears (Bone Conduction Transducer)


Wifi – 802.11b/g
Bluetooth – but no GPS chip


12 GB will be available for user storage. The device will sync to your Google cloud storage. There is 16 GB of flash memory built into the device


Battery Apparently one full day of typical use. Some features, like Hangouts and video recording, are more battery intensive (probably excludes a lot of videoing) Google Glass is not “always on” and instead hides by default, to both prevent distraction and conserve energy.


Included Micro USB cable and charger.


 Will work best with any Android & Bluetooth-capable phone.
The MyGlass companion app requires Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher. MyGlass enables GPS and SMS messaging.


 Google Glass will come in five colours: black, orange, grey, white and blue. 


Google Glass Features

  • Take (and display) pictures
  • Record (and display) videos
  • Read and respond to E-Mail, Text Messages, and GTalk chats
  • Make and receive phone calls
  • Perform video chats with Google+ Hangouts
  • Turn-by-Turn Driving, Biking, and Walking directions
  • Personalized suggestions and information from Google Now based on your Google account history and activity.
  • Google search
  • Download apps from 3rd parties such as New York Times for Google Glass (apps for GG are called “Glassware”.)
  • Browse through a history of all your Glass related activity over a several day period. Adjust Google Glass settings.

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Myriam Balerio is the founder and writer of PA Privé. After kick starting her career as a PA and finding success as an assistant, Myriam later trained in digital and online marketing and has since combined the two disciplines in creating PA Privé, the platform through which she provides sage advice for those in the assistant profession and a network for like-mined PAs and EAs to connect. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Myriam has lived in London for over 10 years and currently lives in London with her husband and French bulldog.


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