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Pilots, doctors and carmakers opt for smart glasses

Smart glasses instead of anaesthesia, for aircraft navigation, new car testing or secret intelligence missions – Nick Sohnemann, an innovation and technology expert, will demonstrate this technology during the RIGA COMM Conference on November 14.

Google Glass – the most desired gadget now
These smart glasses displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format and unequivocally are one of the most desirable gadgets today, especially for business people as Google Glass makes routine business functions faster, convenient and easier. Give a voice command and glasses will easily find documents, send an e-mail, hold a virtual meeting and take a snapshot or video. With the help of Google Glass, the Copenhagen Airport, for instance, managed to reduce the amount of documents that airport managers had to carry along, as well as helped to get more involved in communication with passengers, since it is a hands-free device.

"The RIGA COMM Organisers were the ones who first brought Google Glass to Latvia. It was an important event for the Latvian IT industry and caused a great resonance in the media environment. I put them on for the first time and it was a unique experience. A year has passed and Google Glass has become one of the most desired gadgets. This year at RIGA COMM Conference I will definitely try other smart glasses, which are a rarity now, but in five years will be a commonplace gadget," a technology expert and blogger Kristaps Skutelis told.

Oculus Rift – a virtual reality journey
One of the smart accessories Nick is going to demonstrate will be Oculus Rift that caused a revolution in the field of virtual reality. It not only allows the user observe a three-dimensional image generated by a separate screen for each eye, but also fix user’s movements and change the image to create an impression that the movement takes place in virtual space. For example, the Ford manufacturer uses this technology to test the new car prototypes, while hospitals in Spain use Oculus Rift instead of anaesthesia during surgical operations to divert patient’s thoughts of pain and help them to relax.

Epson Glass – from aircraft navigation to gaming
Epson Glass developed by Epson went on sale late March this year. Unlike other smart glasses these have a separate pocket size control unit run on Android OS. Epson smart glasses can easily be worn by those who wear optical spectacles daily. Wearing Epson glass you can both navigate an airplane having a uniquely full view of airspace, as well as to watch movies or play video games.

Run your business from virtually any part of the World with Vuzix Glass!
Nick will also show Vuzix Glass that visually reminds of a smartphone hands-free system. It offers easy and fast access to company’s information even if you are on the other side of the globe and irrespectively of your field of activity. Vuzix Glass is equipped with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, compass and accelerometer, as well as ensures taking HD videos (720p).

As earlier reported, from 14–15 November, Kipsala International Exhibition Centre presents the International Innovation and Business Conference RIGA COMM 2014 that will offer information on how to smartly apply the latest technology in your business and also to try gadgets not seen in Latvia yet. The conference features a business expert and innovation guru Peter Fisk, an idea hacker Nick Sohnemann, a man-cyborg Neil Harbison and other lecturers.

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