Dialog Information Technology has announced that it has developed the world’s first machine learning-enabled implementations of Google’s Glass Enterprise Edition.
The Brisbane-headquartered IT services provider, who has been working with Glass EE’s early prototypes since May 2016, developed solutions for both the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm and the National Trauma Research Institute.
The project developed for the Navy integrated Glass EE with Google’s Machine Learning API, specifically Vision API and Natural Language API, to assist engineers with the Fleet Air Arm’s helicopter maintenance program.
“The technology enables video conferencing with supervisors from the actual location of the maintenance being conducted and enables a maintainer to have both hands free to conduct maintenance tasks, often at height and in difficult to access locations,” Commodore Chris Smallhorn, commander of the Fleet Air Arm, said.
A pilot for the project has been deployed for assessment with the fleet’s Squirrel helicopters.
Meanwhile, the project commissioned by the National Trauma Research Institute paired Glass with the Trauma Reception and Resuscitation (TR&R) system.
This implementation aims to improve emergency medicine by using Glass to help clinicians focus their attention on a patient while it provides a live visual display of the patient’s vital signs. Clinicians will also receive auditory cues to initiate TR&R’s life-saving interventions.
“These two announcements are the culmination of our work with Alphabet’s X team and some Australian clients to build strong case studies for the new platform," Glenn Irvine, Google national practice manager, said.
“Both of these case studies demonstrate the enterprise worthiness of these wearables, and the progress the Glass product has made in the last few years.”
Dialog IT was named the first Australian Glass EE partner after the product was launched globally in July.
“The partnership with Dialog has been groundbreaking. We haven’t attempted something like this before, but we are committed to being innovative and agile in our operations,” Navy's Smallhorn said. “We are at the beginning of the program and it is promising.”