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OK, Glass: I Can’t Walk, So Help Me Explore

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When Tammie Van Sant, paralyzed from the chest down following a car accident, heard about Google Glass, she applied to be an Explorer, using a dictation program to explain how the device would improve her life.

 

Marie Ennis-O’Connor‘s insight:

Google is paying close attention to how people like Van Sant and Blaszczuk are using Glass. At Georgia Tech, the company is working on two projects aimed at finding Glass applications for those with muscular dystrophy and Parkinson’s disease. A collaborative effort between researchers at Carnergie Mellon University and the University of Rochester focuses on using Glass to help the blind. So while Glass may still be widely viewed as a status symbol, the future of the device may have a much deeper humanitarian impact than we envisioned by clearing a path for the disabled.

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