Accenture and Netherland’s KPN have developed a proof of concept using Google Glass and the Accenture Video Solution (AVS) for interactive television viewing, storage and control.??
Accenture said that the two companies had not developed a commercial product but that they were exploring the potential applications of wearable technologies for TV viewers.
The demonstration will involve KPN’s IPTV services and the Accenture Video Solution platform, and will highlight remote control and companion screen applications as well as a TV Everywhere application.
Both the companies will present three examples: showing how users can use Google Glass to control TV functions, access additional real-time information about the programming, and select programmes available in the cloud for seamless viewing across devices.
Google Glass can take voice commands to share pictures and videos, share messages online, provide directions and look up information or translate words to foreign languages.
Diederik Rosenbaum, director TV at KPN, said, “We are constantly looking for differentiating services we can offer to our subscribers. In the past, we were the first to bring relevant innovative services to the Dutch market like 4G, TV on mobile devices and start-over TV. This concept is the latest idea we are exploring to enrich the TV experience of our customers.”
Tom Loozen, managing director for Accenture’s Communications industry group said: “This sort of innovation has enormous potential to offer users real-time access to an extra dimension of personalized functionality and information.”
The companies will demonstrate the proof of concept at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.