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FAMU SBI to Host Public Preview of Google Glass Technology

The Florida A&M University (FAMU) School of Business and Industry (SBI) will introduce students to the cutting-edge technology of Google Glass during its Jan. 21 Forum in Lee Hall from 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Google Glass is a pioneer in wearable computing and has only been made available to an exclusive group of testers and consumers in the U.S.

Glass is an interactive, hands-free, head-mounted smart device, which comes equipped with Wi-Fi capabilities, voice command and its own operating system.

The device is slated to make history due to its ability to provide users with such innovative apps as DriveSafe, which detects when a user is falling asleep at the wheel of a car and Moment Camera, which uses sensors to determine the best time to take a photo.

The preview is courtesy of FAMU alumna L. Michelle Hayes of the LMichelle Media Institute (LMMI), whose mission is to share new media. Hayes is one of 60 Floridians invited to participate in the Google Glass Explorer project, which allows for beta testing and research of the product.

"We are excited about the Forum and particularly happy that Ms. Hayes is sharing this new innovation with us," said SBI Dean Dr. Shawnta Friday-Stroud.

According to Hayes, the Glass preview is just another example of how FAMU positions its students to be leaders of the pack.

"As an alum of the university, I feel it is very important to give back. And, what better a way to do it than introducing future leaders to the future of technology," Hayes said.

Limited seats are being offered to non-SBI students. For more information or to reserve a seat, contact Dr. Kelley Bailey at kelley.bailey@famu.edu.

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