Kansas City company selected by Google to test Google Glass

04/05/2013 12:02 PM

05/20/2014 10:41 AM

Kansas City-based Engage Mobile has been selected to test Google Glass, the sci-fi-like wearable computer device being developed by Google Inc.

The mobile strategy, development and marketing company will join a select group of Google Glass testers around the country with the goal of preparing the product for a 2014 launch, said Darrin Clawson, the founder and chief executive of Engage Mobile.

Clawson said his company was chosen for the beta test because of his experience in developing software for the medical industry. Before founding Engage, Clawson worked at Cerner Corp., the North Kansas City-based medical technology company. Google’s test also involves coming up with software applications for Google Glass.

Clawson said he proposed using the device to help patients and doctors monitor personal medical devices, such as insulin p;umps, pedometers, heart rate monitors and supplemental oxygen.

“Google Glass represents the next phase of wearable computing,” Clawson said in a news release.

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