The Google Glass team is Graduating – and Augmedix is excited!

January 16, 2015

This week, Google announced it was graduating the experimental Google Glass project into a formal product team reporting directly to Tony Fadell, the creator of the iPod and Nest Learning Thermostat. This change solidifies Google’s commitment to the platform and will only improve our customers’ access to Glass.

You may have heard that, as part of this transition, and in preparation for upcoming versions of Glass, Google also announced a renewed focus on enterprise applications (e.g. Augmedix) and stopped offering Glass for consumer purchase through the Explorer Program. Looking back at the history of technological innovation, there has always been a strong pattern of breakthrough technologies first being adopted in enterprise and then finding traction with consumers. Most people first saw a tablet on delivery people or operations experts. Years later, consumer-facing tablets were widespread in retail. We’re seeing the same trend in the smartglass space, with Augmedix and Google Glass leading the way.

Augmedix continues to grow at an accelerating pace, with Google strongly supporting our ramp-up for 2015 and beyond. Looking to the future, we are excited about the next-generation offerings from Google and others as the entire smartglass category heats up. For Augmedix, this is just the beginning!