As you might have learn, GGS has acquired the Google Glass, and can be wanting into its purposes in each our clients’ greenhouses, and our personal manufacturing plant. Here are some observations and attention-grabbing options of the system to date.
Wink to Snap a Photo
You can Wink to take an image. It takes an image instantaneously, even when the display screen is off. This is an insanely helpful (if a little bit worrisome) characteristic that has many enterprise makes use of. You principally have a handsfree digital camera outfitted always. I can see many makes use of for this in the greenhouse – should you’re up on a ladder and see a component that wants changing, you’ll be able to Wink to snap the image, then utilizing voice instructions, ship the image to the particular person in cost of buying. This is all accomplished with out your palms, releasing them up for different duties. The digital camera may take HD video – all you’ll want to say is “ok glass, record a video.”
Using Glass While Driving
I discovered Glass to be extremely helpful whereas driving, whether or not it’s to reply a telephone name, dictate a textual content message, or view GPS instructions. Everything is finished with voice instructions so there isn’t any have to fiddle with buttons or controls. I discovered it to be a lot much less distracting than holding a cellphone and looking out down at it. You merely have to look barely upwards to view the data, and your subject of view continues to be on the highway. It is not any totally different than glancing at your speedometer, and even much less distracting than altering a radio station. When you stare straight forward at the highway, the show is in the nook of your imaginative and prescient and unobtrusive.
Making Phone Calls
The proper arm of the glasses has a speaker constructed in, nevertheless it’s not an everyday speaker – there are not any holes. Instead it’s a bone conduction speaker that conducts sound from the bones of your cranium to your interior ear. This permits you to hear Google Glass while not having to place a headphone in your ear. It works extremely nicely, and you’ll name someone by merely saying “ok glass, call John Smith.” Video calls are additionally potential by way of the Google Hangouts app.
There is an app retailer for Glass that enables customers to increase the performance of the system. So far the retailer has a really restricted variety of apps, however third occasion builders can be creating new and progressive methods to work together with data and media on Glass. For greenhouse growers, we might see automation corporations like Link4 and Damatex creating apps to manage your total system with Glass.
Those are my preliminary impressions after enjoying with Google Glass for just a few days. We’ll publish extra updates as we proceed our testing – and significantly any options we expect greenhouse growers may gain advantage from!