• What is Google Glass?
• What is the Internet of Things?
• All About Google Glass
• Uses for Google Glass
• Google Glass & libraries?
• The Future
What is Google Glass?
• Wearable computer with OHMD (Optical
• Displays information in an augmented
reality format that users can interact with
using voice commands.
• Glass can be used as a Bluetooth
headset with any Bluetooth compatible
WHAT IS IT?
“The Internet of Things (IoT) is a scenario in which objects, animals or people
are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to automatically transfer
data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer
interaction. IoT has evolved from the convergence
of wireless technologies, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and the
Internet.” source http://goo.gl/V52Y6r
Lots more at: http://www.wired.com/tag/smart-home/
• Hands-free technology
• Lower costs for
technology allow more
• Expectations of
• More Data
http://makezine.com http://goo.gl/4Na3vB - Becky Stern and Adafruit
“Biostamp can be affixed to any part of the body. Its sensors can monitor temperature, movement, heart rate and more, and
transmit this data wirelessly back to patients and their clinicians.”
Images and Fast Company Article - http://goo.gl/Yfnjvp
What is Google Glass?
• Adjustable nosepads
• Durable frame fits any
• Extra nosepads in two
Image & more: http://goo.gl/ddNKm2
High resolution display is
25 inch high definition
screen from eight feet
• Camera: Photos - 5
MP; Videos - 720p
• Audio: Bone
• Connectivity: Wi-Fi - 802.11b/g;
• Storage: 12 GB of usable memory,
synced with Google cloud storage. 16 GB
• Battery: One day of typical use. Some
features, like video recording, are more
• Charger: Included Micro USB cable and
WHAT CAN GLASS DO?
•Part of Technology Collection for students
•Researching - library staff to fulfill patron scanning
requests directly from the library stacks
• Assisting students with disabilities
• Enhance Classroom Instruction
• Enhance Research Process
•begun a pilot program to make the wearable
computer available to researchers on campus as
part of our Technology Lending Service.
POTENTIAL USES FOR
GLASS IN LIBRARIES?
• Check out items
• Look up Information
• Look up User Data
• Navigate Libraries
• Locate Materials
• Translate Materials
• Training Aid
• What else?
Marcellus library - http://goo.gl/O41Bfv
WHAT USES DO YOU FOR GOOGLE GLASS AND
OTHER WEARABLE TECH?
Pictures and Article @ http://goo.gl/OcEd4z
HIGHER EDUCATION IS AN IMPORTANT AREA FOR
EXPERIMENTATION WITH GLASS AND OTHER
WEARABLES, NOT ONLY BECAUSE THEY ENHANCE
TEACHING, BUT BECAUSE THEY HELP US UNDERSTAND
HOW WE SHOULD BEST INTERACT WITH AND
INCORPORATE THESE TECHNOLOGIES INTO OUR
Melissa Woo, Vice Provost for Information Services and CIO at the University of
Oregon and an early Google Glass Explorer stresses that higher education has a
vital role to play in the field of wearable computing, that goes beyond just using
the technology. (from Huffington Post Article - http://goo.gl/hDwwz5