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Boeing is one of the latest major corporations to give Google Glass a shot in the workplace, and the company’s early testing was promising, to say the least. One manager said Glass and hands-free devices like it could be a “game changer.” The company developed a custom app to help workers on its assembly ditch [...]

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Boeing is one of the latest major corporations to give Google Glass a shot in the workplace, and the company’s early testing was promising, to say the least. One manager said Glass and hands-free devices like it could be a “game changer.”

The company developed a custom app to help workers on its assembly ditch the paper instructions that they normally use when building wire harnesses for Boeing’s commercial airplanes. Technician Ricky Ramirez was one of the employees involved in the test, which Boeing recently described on its website:

During the test, Ramirez and his co-workers seamlessly saw instructions in a view-finder, gliding through multiple prompts just by using gestures, such as voice control, the touchpad on the side of Glass, and the head tracking interface. And the benefits go beyond ease.

Researchers say the technology could be used anywhere in the company’s manufacturing and assembly areas where paper instructions are required.

Manager Fred Edman is quoted on that page saying, “Glass could easily become a ‘game changer’ for how Boeing employees complete manual assembly jobs. The sky is the limit with this type of technology, and we’re excited to see the innovative ways it is used at the company.”

This Boeing video shows the test in action, with detail in the last 45 seconds about how their custom app works.

(Photo via Creative Commons.)

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