Editor’s note: Jon Fisher, the inventor and CEO of CrowdOptic in Silicon Valley and one of Google’s first certified and only patented Glass developers, believes that there are no flaws with the current version of Glass, but rather, it was never meant for the consumer. CrowdOptic, has put Google Glass in operating rooms, ambulances, sports stadiums, and on field service technicians. He talks about Google’s decision last week to pull back on GoogleGlass effective today for further development.

SAN FRANCISCO – My first pair of Google Glass still sits in our lab after only one week of my personal use in 2013. I fumble around with it almost every day for development but I don’t wear it to wear it because I don’t have a need for it and I don’t have a problem with that even though I’m supposed to be leading one of the few teams certified by Google to deliver Google Glass solutions. Glass is not for me yet. Glass is for livestreaming procedures to enhance clinical education and field support that makes enterprises faster and more efficient because enterprises broadcast exactly what is needed from anywhere in real time versus bulky, fixed cameras requiring advance activation with limited range.

Livestreaming from Glass is hard. Move your head too quickly or take three steps left and the video breaks due to jitter or connectivity issues. Hospitals need Glass to work like any other cameras as a matter of compliance. We worked on this for a long time eventually patenting an approach to filter multiple livestreams for the best livestream that is U.S. Patent 8,527,340 claim 3 and 9 seen in action here. One needs a real computer with analytics to do this versus simply a camera.

Someone is writing the camera is Glass’ problem. Fortune 500 enterprises are paying 6 figure revenue, 7 figure bookings for us to leverage Glass’ camera. Glass in the ambulance helps physicians to start stroke diagnosis prior to arriving at an ER for triage. Glass from the medical device enterprise helps train the physician. Physicians wearing Glass train residents. Someone is writing Glass is an embarrassing failure. The Indiana Pacers place Glass everywhere they can think of to show their fans never before seen views of the action made possible by our Glass broadcast algorithms. The Pacers put Glass in every home game right up to the near-championship last year. We powered the U.S. Open on Glass. My right hand Jim Kovach at CrowdOptic is one of the only NFL players in history to receive a medical degree while playing – critics can call him at 415.528.5500 to talk about what Glass is.

Once I can get a reliable, native livestream anywhere, anytime I’ll put my own Glass back on too to record my family and friends.

(C) Jon Fisher

About the author: Jon Fisher is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, inventor, author, philanthropist, and economic analyst. Jon is CrowdOptic’s CEO and served as CEO of Bharosa, NetClerk (BidClerk) and AutoReach. Fisher is a named inventor on seven US and 14 foreign patents, and six US and 18 foreign patents pending. He also is a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year, Award (Emerging Category, 2007) and lives in Marin County, CA with his wife and daughter. Fisher cofounded and was Chief Executive Officer of Bharosa, an Oracle Corporation company, which produced the Oracle Adaptive Access Manager. Fisher is known for making accurate predictions about the U.S. economy, particularly unemployment rates. Fisher is an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco, and author of “Strategic Entrepreneurism: Shattering the Start-Up Entrepreneurial Myths.”