Help a Brother Get a Google Glass

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You may have heard of Google Glass. It’s a wearable computer that you control with voice commands and that displays information in a monocle over your right eye, a nifty combination that lets you get information without fumbling with a computer or smart phone.

Patrick Johnson of the City of Rocky Mount Fire Department is developing an app for Google Glass, and he needs your help to get a pair.

Google Glassis en’t available to the public except by invitation. Johnson got one of these invitations, but it’s going to cost him $2,000 to claim his unit. As he writes over at Indiegogo:

The price of the Google Glass unit is $1500 + tax and travel to NYC to pick it up. This comes right around $2000. I have 14 days to purchase the unit – after this my invitation is expired. If my goal of $2000 is not reached by July 2.

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That’s great, we can hear you saying, but why should we shell out our hard-earned money for this? Here’s Jackson’s answer to that, over at Android in the Fire Service:

Google Glass could be a useful tool for firefighters. It can provide information in the form of text and pictures directly to the users (sic) field of vision. This is a rapid means of getting small amounts of information such as dispatch details, location information, or hazard alerts. I don’t think Google Glass would be useful for interior firefighting(at least not in it’s (sic) current form). However for a incident commander, safety officer, or other exterior role it could prove useful.

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We think it’s a good idea, and we encourage you to contribute to Jackson’s Indiegogo campaign to raise the $2,000 he needs. He only has $100 as of this writing, and he’s going to need all the help he can get. Make a donation today!

Below is a promotional video from Google about Google Glasses.

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