Using Glass to Save Lives

The reason why Google rolled out Glass to so many explorers is because they themselves don't even know what it will be used to do. But in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, firefighter Patrick Jackson is writing Google Glass apps to help saves lives and time. `

"So far, he's built apps that route incoming emergency calls to Glass—providing details of where the incident is, along with maps, notes from the 911 call center and the like—as well as a "find hydrant" app which, well, speaks for itself.

There are others in the pipeline, too, which he's working on right now: one to provide building floor plans to firefighters so they understand where they're going before they set foot inside a property, and another to provide detailed schematics of vehicles so its easier to get people out of them after accidents."

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