Google glass now helping doctors save lives

Google has recently partnered with San Francisco based technology startup, Wearable Intelligence, reports Business Line. The team will develop reformatted versions of Android OS to modify google glass software. This will make the device useful for specific purposes such as in healthcare industry.

As mentioned by KPCB, the team has developed enterprise software that uses Google’s wearable computer glasses to improve the day-to-day performance of service workers.

“Medical professionals, for example, can use Google Glass to skim a patient’s medical history without referencing traditional charts on a computer, and so diagnose symptoms more quickly. Or a construction worker could work without ever reaching for a building map,” said KPMG on its website.

New York Time’s CLAIRE CAIN MILLER reported about the development two days back. She also stated that the new version of glass has been used by a lung surgeon at the hospital at the University of California, San Francisco.

“It’s for the 90% of workers who don’t work behind a computer and use their hands a lot,” said former Google product manager, Erlich, to tech.fortune.cnn.com. The software offers three major features viz. secure sign-on and access to client servers, virtual “workflow checklist” template and video streaming with device camera.

At present, there are around 10 organizations all over the world testing google glass for different purposes. This also includes Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Mass, wherein Dr. Steven Horng launched a Google Glass pilot program late last year .

“Google Glass enabled me to view patient’s allergy information and current medication regimen without having to excuse myself to log in to a computer, or even lose eye contact,” said Dr. Steven Horng to re/code.net.

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Here is a video showing how this works for a doctor:

Launched in 2013, Wearable Intelligence is a technology company building enterprise solutions using wearable computing hardware such as Google Glass. It was founded by Yan-David Erlich, Ryan Junee and Chase Feiger. The startup has also raised USD 1 million in a seed round from First Round Capital, Google Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins and serial entrepreneur Steve Blank.

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