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Google Glass App for Firefighters Could Save Lives



A new Google Glass app in the works is anything but smoke and mirrors

Patrick Jackson, a firefighter and self-taught programmer in Rocky Mount, N.C., is working on a Google Glass app that may very well change the way firefighters do their jobs. Initial versions of the app already help with minor tasks, such as receiving messages from dispatch or identifying nearby hydrants. But these features are small potatoes compared to what Jackson’s app may ultimately accomplish

Jackson envisions that the app may someday be able to provide maps and floor plans to firefighters battling smoke in unfamiliar buildings, or provide extraction diagrams for when firefighters need to safely remove civilians from a vehicle. Some of these features are detailed in the video, below, although they aren’t actually available yet, Jackson said Read more…

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