Monday, April 22, 2013

Hi-Tech Goggles a Distraction? Lawyers Say So!

“Oakley, the eyewear company, makes a $600 ski goggle that comes with a warning in the package: Do not operate product while skiing,” starts the New York Times story. “Zeal HD camera goggles allow athletes to make videos. It is an admonition that should be taken with a grain of salt, said Chris Petrillo, a product manager at the company. Of course, he said, the digital goggles are meant for skiing and snowboarding. ‘Welcome to the world of lawyers and litigation,’ he said. But maybe the lawyers are on to something. Safety advocates say the concept of high-tech displays for goggles — and for other sports eyewear — is information overload run amok, particularly when people are using them at high speeds.” Read more.

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