Google Glass PrescriptionsDetectives working with Dubai police are to be issued with Google Glass hands-free eye-wear to help them fight crime using facial recognition technology.

This was revealed by a police spokesman in the wealthy Gulf Arab emirates.

He confirmed a report in Dubai’s 7 Days newspaper that software developed by Dubai police would enable a connection between the wearer and a database of wanted people.

Once the device “recognized” a suspect based on a face print, it would alert the officer wearing the gadget.

Google Glass will be used in a first phase to combat traffic violations and track vehicles suspected of involvement in motoring offences. A second phase would see the technology rolled out to detectives, the spokesman said.

The decision appears in line with the authorities’ determination to spare no expense in equipping the police.

Source: GMA Network