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Putting Google Glass to Work for Public Safety Professionals

Posted by Jessica Carmichael on 2/12/14 10:38 AM

A North Carolina fire fighter has developed an app for Google Glass that he hopes will enable first responders to save time during an emergency. As a "Google Explorer," Patrick Jackson is a member of Google's Glass Explorer Program, which allows him to test the wearable technology before it goes to market. Right now, his app is geared towards assisting fire fighters in the field by displaying important information hands-free at the fire fighter's command. Relevant and timely information may include: dispatch data, location of emergency, nearest fire hydrants, etc.

Take a look at the dynamic features of the Google Glass app in the video below. How do you think this could help public safety professionals in the future?

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For more information about Jackson's journey with Google Glass, check out this CNN article.

Topics: EMS, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Fire, First Responder, google, Public Safety, response, Safety, technology