Equipment World released a very interesting article last month on the future for heavy equipment operators.
While Google Glass itself might fall on its face by the time it becomes a fully-realized product, wearable technology like it and smartwatches are the future of gadgets. There’s more excitement around wearable technology than any other type of device right now and much of that buzz is due to Glass, smartwatches and, most recently, virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift.
Javier Irizarry, associate professor at the School of Building and Construction at Georgia Tech and the the director of the CONECTech construction lab, and his students have been testing various construction applications for Google Glass for some time now. Irizarry says that wearables like Glass stand to have the biggest impact of any emerging technology on the construction industry.
“We’re trying to find or define what the benefits of applications would be for the user and hopefully coming up with some ways that the companies in the construction industry can embed this technology,” Irizarry says. “That’s the overall goal of the research lab here.”
At ConExpo back in March Equipment World visited with FieldLens, the company behind a mobile construction software platform that allows construction companies to improve communication by making all kinds of project data available across smartphones, tablets and computers. In this video to the right, CEO Doug Chambers demos the type of functionality FieldLens is building for Glass.
Wearable technology, smartwatches and face computers alike, are coming. And as they get smaller and faster, they’ll only get more popular. Get an early jump on the technology and see how it could change your business for the better.
To view the article from Equipment World in it’s entirety, please click HERE.