Google Glass is being used to help perform surgeries, wage combat, and now ... build sandwiches. Capriotti's Sandwich Shop has been using the funky new technology to train their employees in the art of sub production. Capriotti's has found a variety of uses for Glass in their stores: It can be used to record and play back part of the training video, works with the point of sales system, and allows management to review performances by recording employees' actions during peak hours.
Jason Smylie, CIO/CMO of Capriotti's, finds this comparable to a coach recording games and having the players review tape in practices. Smylie tells The Wire that he first came across Glass through the #IfIHadGlass contest — which Google held to choose its first "Glass Explorers" — where he earned the opportunity to purchase the device. While he is all for pushing the technology forward, he has run into some snags, saying "The biggest challenge is that the battery only lasts about 30 minutes while recording, which is our primary usage currently."
It looks like most employees are taking well to it, even though most of them have never used Glass before. The Capriotti's staff agrees that its "really exciting and fun to wear — the first time people wear it they either say it's really cool or really weird."
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