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Alison_Diana
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5/8/2014 | 10:25:54 AM
Re: Glass at Work
I've long thought smart glasses are most appropriate for vertical applications like healthcare; logistics; retail, and security. By partnering early with ISVs and integrators, Epson appears to be taking the right approach. Its price point doesn't hurt either. 
Shane M. O'Neill
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5/7/2014 | 2:10:33 PM
Re: Glass at Work
I think smart glasses and other wearables will turn "consumerization" on its head. Innovation and adoption will go in the opposite direction of smartphones -- from the enterprise to the consumer. Wearables solve specific problems for specific industries, whereas smartphones had broad consumer appeal. Moverio BT-200's ability to handle augmented reality overlays is a feature built for businesses of all sorts. Consumers are not ready for that stuff -- maybe someday they will be. But businesses can benefit from it now.
Thomas Claburn
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5/7/2014 | 12:20:18 PM
Re: Glass at Work
The pricing is even more curious if there's any validity to reports that Glass costs about $80 in materials. Google insists its manufacturing cost is higher, but there certainly seems to be a lot of padding in there.
ChrisMurphy
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5/7/2014 | 10:27:48 AM
Glass at Work
There are going to be a lot of business use cases for smart glasses. Think of repair and maintenance work, where a person can have both hands free and just glance up to look at a manual for assistance. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is experimenting with Glass use in emergencey rooms (just a different kind of repair work, I suppose). Interesting that this business version undercuts the consumer Glass version on price at this stage, whereas the whole consumerization of IT trend around smartphones went the other way.  


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