Google Glass use in the workplace will get a boost next year when the new version of the wearable technology is released powered by Intel chips.

The chip will replace one made by Texas Instruments and Intel will promote the new Glass device to workplace users such as hospital and factory staff, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Earlier this year, Google said it was pushing the internet-enabled head-mounted display for business uses with a programme called Glass at Work, and said employees of oilfield services company Schlumberger are using Glass to improve safety and efficiency.

Intel, meanwhile, has been moving into wearables in recent months by working with other companies. At CES 2014, it showed off smart earbuds that can measure a runner's heart rate.

In March, Intel purchased high-end health tracker maker Basis Science. The chip maker's XMM6321 3G cellular radio was incorporated into MICA, a fashion bracelet that was unveiled in September.

In April, Google Glass was updated with Android KitKat, boosting its battery life, and has also been given a fashion makeover in an attempt to make it more attractive to consumers.

After Glass was made available to early adopters in 2012, the search giant released the wearable for public sale in the UK in May with a price tag of £1,000.