Zookeepers Check Out Some Animals With Google GlassBy: Chris Crum - July 29, 2013
The Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia has put out a video in which its staff members strap on Google Glass and give us an up close and personal look at some of the animals.
“We had the opportunity to try out Google Glass this week, and our keepers were curious to see if it would help them in caring for the animals,” the zoo says in the video description. “It also gave the rest of us the chance to see the animals through the eyes of the keepers, as they went behind-the-scenes to work with the koalas, eagles, giraffe and a sooty owl.”
“This sort of footage is really priceless for us,” one of the keepers says, noting how nice it is to have good focus while still having both hands free.
“Behavior can be a complicated thing, but to have technology like this, we can try and see if it’s something we’ve gotta try and communicate better to the animal,” one says.
Check out the video and some pretty cool animals shots from it. Included are an eight-month-old Koala, a friendly kangaroo, a wedge tail eagle and some “big, beautiful” giraffe eyes.
This is yet another logical, professional use of wearable technology like Google Glass. We recently saw the device taken into a surgical procedure.