Through the looking glass

Augmented reality – including technology like Google glass – could revolutionize workplace
By Melissa Campeau
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/07/2014

A pediatric nurse in training prepares to give a needle to her first live patient. She’s nervous but knows her instructor can see exactly what she sees and will guide her through the process, step by step. That’s because the nurse is wearing Google Glass, which features a built-in camera to send point-of-view video to the instructor, and a screen overlay on her right lens that allows the teacher to guide her to the precise injection spot.

While this scene may not be playing out in medical schools just yet, it’s not too far away, thanks to augmented reality (AR) technology paired with devices such as Google Glass.

Augmented reality is a live view of your environment supplemented by computer-generated images, sounds, video or GPS data.