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Five reasons Google Glass could make the world better – is social care going to be revolutionised?

As we here at Mobile Social Work are still figuring out the use of smartphones Helen Reynolds from Ace Digital Comms is already one step ahead. Check out her inspiring ideas about the use of Google Glass in social care (… and social work).

social for the people

This post will look at five ways Google Glass (and the inevitable other brands’ wearable devices) may change our understanding of how to protect vulnerable people, look after youngsters and improve life for older people.

Google Glass, if you don’t know, is a wearable computer with a head-mounted display – it takes voice commands and uses the internet to give you information. In front of your eyes you can see directions, data and all sorts.

Watch Sergey Brin talk about Google Glass at TED 2013 for a summary of what it does.

[Photo by giuseppe.costantino]

I got 99 problems but Glass ain’t one

Before I start – I know that there are issues, like the fact that there is no indication that the camera is recording, and lots of privacy problems and ethical considerations we’ve not discovered and resolved yet.

There are far brighter people than me…

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2 comments on “Five reasons Google Glass could make the world better – is social care going to be revolutionised?

  1. Helen Reynolds
    June 17, 2013

    Thanks so much for sharing my post! I’d be fascinated to hear what your readers think – i believe (and hope) the possibilities are abundant for tech like this to improve lives 🙂

  2. Thanks re-blogging.

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Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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