Augmented-reality (AR) smart glass is a nascent technology with clear benefits for digital manufacturing that needs real-world validation to enable the efficiency gains required by Industry 4.0
The European Union needs equivalent legislation to the US Dynamic Glass Act but stated in technology-neutral terms to include all possible solutions.
Smart glass technologies can reduce failures in electronic medical devices at risk from interference due to lightning strikes and mobile phone transmitters.
Smart glass can help architects to cut carbon emissions by reducing heating and cooling costs in buildings, thus complying with the proposed new European Climate Law, which intends to convert Europe into the first climate-neutral continent by 2050.
The colour rendering capabilities of smart glass facades in healthcare facilities can directly influence medical diagnoses that rely on a visual observation of the colour of human tissue.
Smart glass facilitates disinfection in healthcare environments, thus replacing curtains, drapes and window blinds which can harbour pathogens. We ask the question: why is glass easy to clean in the first place?