Scotland's Edinburgh airport will be the first in the UK to trial Google Glass

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People who walk around Scotland's Edinburgh airport may see a lot more people wearing Google Glass on their heads. That's because the airport's customer service reps have begun a trial of the wearable device to see if it will help them give better answers to travelers.

This will be the first airport in the UK to launch a trial of the device. Customer service workers could use Google Glass to accomplish tasks such as translating passenger documentation, finding flight information and answering general questions from airport visitors.

The trial is expected to last until the end of 2014. Edinburgh airport chief executive Gordon Dewar said, "Over the next few months we'll be able to establish whether this product is suitable for an airport environment." Do you think Google Glass will be a help or a distraction for both airport employees and travellers?

Source: The Scotsman

John Callaham