6 OCTOBER 2014

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Article from BTNews 6 OCTOBER 2014

Edinburgh and Google Glass

The innovative Google Glass technology is to be trialled by Edinburgh Airport.  Google Glass is a type of wearable technology with an optical head-mounted display (OHMD).  It works by displaying digital information in a hands-free format, similar to what you would find on a smartphone.  Those wearing a pair of Google glasses are able to communicate via the internet using voice commands and take pictures just by winking.

Until the end of the year, the airport’s customer welcome team will be using Google Glass to improve the passenger experience by providing up-to-date flight information, foreign language translations and answer general enquiries about the airport and City.

Google Glass has never been used in an airport environment before and is something which Edinburgh is excited about.

Gordon Dewar, airport Chief Executive, said: “We’re always looking for new and innovative ways to improve the airport experience for our passengers and Google Glass trial is a great example of how we’re thinking out of the box.  The fact that it’s the first trial of its kind in a UK airport is exciting as it shows we’re leading the way in how we interact with our passengers.  Over the next few months we’ll be able to establish whether this product is suitable for an airport environment."  www.edinburghairport.com

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