Posted By AcceleratedAdjuster on 11/24/2013 10:05 AM
Has anyone yet begun to utilize Google Glass for their inspections? I have applied for and am still awaiting a pair in the "explorer" program that they have in place prior to public release, and am just wondering how the rest of you see the potential of this amazing tool. Realtime video, photos at a word, text to speech capability... If they manage to stay on their game over at Xactware, and ensure that they keep up with Android compatible systems, it could be crazy. Imagine taking a photo and having it labelled and uploaded to your report before walking away. Maybe even write your narrative via voice to text, room by room. Add a construction grade tablet (you know, aluminum and Gorilla glass) for sketching and maybe a Parrot drone for those hard to access roofing systems, and our jobs could get a whole lot more interesting..
Anyone else plan to use it?
I for one would be excited to utilize such technology. Yet it does make me wonder about the downside to these fantastic advances in technology:
What if any affect upon downgrading fee schedules. The drones for one, I find extremely exciting, yet using any drone at this point is apparently high upon the list of NO-NO's according to the FAA who claim they will pursue any entity using them in a commercial capacity. Granted they state they will demand an immediate cease and desist but will not seek any financial sanctions....yet.
Whilst the concept seems very appealing and of course cutting edge, yet I am hard pressed to see a situation where a drone would be a better option as opposed to say, a EagleView or Ridge Top Sketch satellite pic on hard to access or unstable roof systems.
Somewhat curious as to why any flood work would require the use of a drone, but hey I have been amazed before
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