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Basecamp Networks creates Google Glass application for farmers

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Eau Claire (WQOW) - The newest technology in farming won't be found in barns or on a tractor, but with a pair of glasses.

Basecamp Networks is creating a Google Glass app called IntelliSCOUT. It can scan a corn cob to count its kernels in seconds, glance at a tomato to instantly check it for diseases, or identify individual cows in a herd. Agricultural experts say this form of hands-free farming may be challenging for older farming generations, but can contribute to effective agriculture.

"We as a society are going to benefit from this because it allows us to produce more economically priced food for the masses," Eau Claire County UW-Extension Agriculture Agent Mark Hagedorn said.

Hagedorn says even with all of it's benefits, the effectiveness of IntelliSCOUT will depend on it's acceptance in the farming community.


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