With wearable technology expected to take off in a big way in the years to come, Google co-founder Sergey Brin has been spotted giving Google Glass a test run around New York City.
Brin was spotted wearing Google Glass eyewear on a NYC subway this week. A picture snapped by a fellow commuter, Noah Zerkin, is now doing the rounds online.
Google’s Project Glass is developing the Android-powered augmented reality headset that allows the wearer to see a range of useful information superimposed on his or her field of vision.
Apparently, smart wearable devices are something we will all be adopting in the next few years.
A recent report by Juniper Research said around 70 million smart wearable devices will be sold in 2017, including smart glasses, health and fitness devices and ‘enterprise wearables’.
Besides the novelty value of things like augmented reality glasses, there’s a strong case for the use of devices that track health and vital signs and transmit information to health care providers.
For example, imagine the benefits of being alerted via SMS if a frail elderly relative should have a heart attack while they are alone at home.
With the growing popularity of already-available smart fitness devices and sports/adventure cams, as well as everyone’s need to connect everything we do with the online world, it is only a matter of time before we’re all recording our every move and sharing it.