Google Glass returns as workplace tool

Saskatoon Health Region uses device to better serve remote communities
By John Dujay
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/01/2018
Google Glass
The University of Saskatchewan and Saskatoon Health Region are using a version of Google Glass Enterprise Edition to provide better service to the province’s remote communities. Credit: University of Saskatchewan

Remember Google Glass? The tech giant made a big splash a few years ago when it introduced a smart-glass wearable computer product. But for consumers, the idea didn’t really take hold and it went away in 2015.

Recently, the company re-introduced the product and, this time around, the product is being targeted to business users under the name Google Glass Enterprise Edition (GGEE).

“Workers in many fields, like manufacturing, logistics, field services and health care, find it useful to consult a wearable device for information and other resources while their hands are busy. That’s why we’ve spent the last two years working closely with a network of more than 30 expert partners to build customized software and business solutions for Glass for people in these fields,” said Jay Kothari, project lead of Glass, in a July 18, 2017, blog post.