At CES earlier this year we saw many of the next generation of device form factors referred to as wearables. These devices can be worn on different parts of the body and serve a variety of needs from communication to healthcare.
Perhaps the most well-known wearable is not yet in the market and that’s Google Glass. Glass is eyewear that presents the user with a small display that is able to provide information on demand or via push. Glass has captured the imagination and there have been a number of stories related to it over recent months highlighting potential pros (hands free communication) to cons (getting arrested).
To understand the challenges and potential of Glass we spoke to Amish Gandhi whose company Perpetual has a year’s worth of experience. His thoughts on design, development and the wearables market provide a grounding in the future mobile.
- The technology platform on which Google Glass is built and the skills required.
- Designing for Glass and the challenges that it presents.
- The market for wearables and specific industry use cases.
Amish Gandhi Founder and Principal at New York City based firm Perpetual. Prior to Perpetual Amish worked at Reuters and Verizon leading both strategic and technical teams. Perpetual is a software product innovation and development company. They help develop cutting edge products using the latest technologies and best practices. Their services span the entire range of product development from product strategy and definition to software development and deployment.
Clive Howard Principal Analyst at CIC, Clive was previously a technology consultant and Entrepreneur with over 15 years’ experience in the web industry. He started his career as a developer in digital agencies before founding his own consultancy in 2002. The last two years have been spent delivering strategic “User Experience” improvement programmes that have enhanced business effectiveness and customer engagement.