Google Glass, iBeacon in Accessibility, iBeacon Technology

iBeacon vs. Google Glass

Google glass is a computer system with the accessibility and and simplicity that active people are always looking for. Google glass however, is implemented through the form of glasses or sunglasses which then generates the desired information right there in front of your eyes, which limits accessibility for the visually impaired. This is invention is designed so that you have Google right at your fingertips. Similar to iBeacon, Google Glass is able to locate things geographically, however, it is not quite as precise and not able to navigate indoors as well as iBeacon because iBeacon can help locate things down to inches. The voice recognition software in Google Glass and in iBeacon makes both devices even more accessible.

Accessibility using iBeacon vs. Google Glass

iBeacon allows users who already own an Apple or Android device to benefit from the new system simply by downloading an app rather than spending approximately $2,000 dollars on Google Glass. iBeacon seems to be a better solution after all, given its user opt-in nature and low power consumption capabilities. iBeacon allows users to opt-in to using this software, whereas Google Glass automatically uses recognition to suggest deals and other recommendations. Google Glass adds another device that would need to be carried around in order to experience the benefits, but with iBeacon, all you need is your phone in order to access all of iBeacons benefits. Not only do you have to remember the glasses, you also have to remember the track pad or the glasses are useless. Many uses will place the track pad in their pockets, but with that, there is a risk of it breaking. This is just one more thing that would have to be carried around.