Wearable Technology in Construction

If we remember the Jetsons, the high-tech cartoon family of the future, we will remember they had some pretty awesome gadgets. In this 1960’s cartoon, they would make dinner in an instant and could visit the dentist via teleconferencing. Although we still have to go to the dentist, some of the technology the Jetsons had weren’t too far off from what we have today. One technology type, in particular, is wearable technology. Wearable technology is just making its emergence to the market in a big way. Google came out with Google Glass and this is an optical head-mounted display (OHMD). This device looks like a pair of glasses and is voice and touchpad controlled but what you can do with them does beyond what most of us put on to read the morning paper. Google Glass has been stated to have smart-phone like capabilities in a hands-free environment. You sync your smartphone to this device so the display you see can keep you constantly plugged into your email and other notifications.

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