Augmented reality is an incredibly fast growing technology space. When software “improves” our perception of the real world by adding digital elements, you’re seeing augmented reality. Whether this is a heads-up display in a jet fighter, a golf rangefinder that displays the distance to the green, or a translation app that displays translations on top of the original text, augmented reality can do amazing things to improve our lives.
I’m really excited and pleased to welcome Aaron Brennan to the VIPAAR team as our new director of marketing. We met Aaron when he visited Birmingham several months ago and were blown away by his marketing experience on several very successful teams.
People often wonder when we will have modern technology capable of giving doctors the chance to interact and aid underprivileged people in developing countries. With the help of augmented reality that day has arrived. Surgeons with the Global Smile Foundation preformed an amazing international surgery this week with the aid of augmented reality and Google Glass. This cutting edge technology allowed a surgeon in Birmingham, Alabama to collaborate with surgeons in El Salvador to correct an infant patient's lip defect. The instant connection allowed Dr. Raj Vyas to virtually interact and assist surgeons with the Global Smile Foundation in the operating room in El Salvador, in real time.
Nearly everyone I talk to asks me about Google Glass. Being one of the first members of the Glass Explorer Program has been incredible, and has given me real insight into how large of a bet Google is making on Glass. To those of us in the remote video support industry, Google Glass may very likely be the next big thing.
We had a question: could a Rubik's cube expert assist a complete novice in completing a cube in under 10 minutes? Watch and find out:
Google Glass has been released to 10,000 consumers and developers. As a member of the Glass Explorer program, we’ve discovered Glass can be used for more than just taking pictures, recording video, and posting updates on social networks.