Victoria Point IT company focuses on wearable heads-up display

Victoria Point s Jordan Duffy is breaking into the Google Glass sector.
Victoria Point s Jordan Duffy is breaking into the Google Glass sector.

A VICTORIA Point IT company has got its eye on breaking into the international world of wearable heads-up display technology.

Start-up company Buckham and Duffy is one of a handful of Australian businesses Google has approved to develop its latest "Glass" display technology.

The company was chosen in January after Google announced it would stop producing the Google Glass prototype but remained committed to its development.

Google Glass looks like a pair of glasses but is a cutting-edge wearable device, which projects images on to the eye to create a "heads-up display".

Buckham and Duffy director Jordan Duffy, 20, said his company got the Google gig because of its focus on innovation and glowing references from its blue-chip clients.

A man wearing Google Glass, which will be developed by Victoria Point company Buckham and Duffy.

A man wearing Google Glass, which will be developed by Victoria Point company Buckham and Duffy.

B and D, which began as a fledgling two-man outfit in Redland Bay, will develop Google Glass concepts in Australia as part of the "Glass at Work" program.

"We can overlay a huge range of data in the user's view using glass," Duffy said.

"This could include patient health data for doctors and nurses or GPS data for surveyors.

"We can see this product increasing public safety, efficiency for organisations, with key areas of focus for us in agriculture, healthcare, security and education.

"We are only at the beginning of a digital revolution," he said.

A woman wearing Google Glass, which will be developed by Victoria Point company Buckham and Duffy.

A woman wearing Google Glass, which will be developed by Victoria Point company Buckham and Duffy.

Buckham and Duffy has begun looking for research partners, universities and organisations interested in developing uses for the wearable technology.

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