While Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) created the Google Glass, its other firms that are trying to harness the potential of the device. Wearable devices are not just niche products anymore, almost all major tech and electronic companies are putting in significant resources to create computing devices that consumers can wear. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is perhaps the first company that created an eyewear with computing prowess, something that can find use in a wide variety of industries, but the company hasn’t exactly been diligent in testing or launching the device for commercial use. Wearable Intelligence is a company that is taking commercial usage of wearable device seriously and is trying to create a “hands-free” workplace in industries like energy and Health care, it also received $8 million in funding recently. Wearable Intelligence’s CEO Yan-David Erlich and FOX Business contributor Jon Hilstenrath, discussed about using wearable devices at workplace, on FBN recently.
“The bulk of the global workforce doesn’t work next to computer or next to a phone or a tablet at a desk. They are out in the field, on the floor, working with their hands, often wearing gloves or in sanitized areas as in healthcare workers. So, historically they haven’t been able to use digital knowledge delivered via traditional platform and we believe through wearable technologies like Google Glass, we can finally deliver to them the digital knowledge and tools that they need,” Erlich said.
Erlich revealed that his company is working closely with energy workers and medical practitioners, by providing them the digital tools they need through Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s Google Glass, while they go about doing their day-to-day activities. He cited the example of emergency physicians who wear Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s Google Glass that run his company’s software to access patient records as they go about visiting different patients, to explain how wearable devices make works easier for workers.
As of June 30, 2014, Ken Fisher‘s Fisher Asset Management owns over 700,000 shares in Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL).