Monday, March 17, 2014

Massachusetts Police Testing Google Glass: a Wearable Technology

Massachusetts law enforcement is trying to stay on the cutting edge of sprouting technologies that will allow them to strengthen their job activity. Both the Norwood and Peabody police departments are testing a "hands free" device called Google Glass which has been provided to police by WiredBlue, a startup company focused on law enforcement and technology.  Google Glass is still in a test phase but it has great potential to make the day-to-day activities of the police much easier.  For example, it could provide public safety personnel with floor plans of buildings before entering to make an arrest or respond to a fire.  However, the equipment also raises legal issues regarding privacy and intellectual property rights.