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Will Google Glass Revolutionize The Medical Industry

HOW GOOGLE GLASS COULD REVOLUTIONIZE THE MEDICAL INDUSTRY What is Google Glass? Bluetooth, WiFi, & a GPS Google Glass is an augmented-reality headset that will work through an Android smartphone or an iPhone via Bluetooth • 5 megapixel camera -Approximately 8,000 users will be asked to purchase Google Glass to participate in the beta test HD capable screen that will recreate an image equivalent to 25 inches It is a voice-controlled, hands free computing system that allows users to be always connected to the Internet, and: The anticipated release date of a unit for consumers is late 2013 or early 2014 O Take photos and videos K Open or join Google hangouts "Best feature so far is its turn-by-turn navigation" O Get maps and directions Send texts, and more. -Russell Holly of Cost & Market Potential Google Glass is currently priced at: $1,500 for 16 GB of internal flash memory and 1 GB of RAM. Google Glass is in beta testing with the Explorer version. and it features a very costly prism "screen. It is possible that the retail price of a mass produced unit may be less. Jet makes a similar product for $599 with 8 GB of on-board flash memory and 1 GB or RAM. Tech experts estimate that the market for smart glasses, wearable devices and other head-mounted displays like Google glass will be worth $800 million in 2013, increasing to $1.5 billion in 2014 and to by 2016 $6BILLION. . Pros Cons Uncomfortable Long Battery Life • A new user may feel eye strain Glass can last for up to 15 hours at first it doesn't fit perfectly over eye glasses • Colors are inconsistent and viewing the display in bright sunlight can be a problem on its battery, depend on how it is used Very Limited Never Lose It • Very little is adjustable in Google Glass, including volume levels or brightness. You can't disable the If lost or stolen, a user can log into the MyGlass App and locate the WiFi or Bluetooth. device on a map and do a factory reset remotely teisw • Google Glass does not yet have a large collection of apps AAsaly Security Problem Hands Free • Glass users can record photos or Glass is simple to use and provides for video by command at any time. hands-free use While walking, driving or Working, etc. • Anyone can pick up the headset, put it on and reach your email, take photos, etc. Goge Everte Potential Use in Medical Industry PROCEDURE HELP Glass could be using during surgical procedures to consult with other physicians and sharing that information with providers nationally and internationally. An app for Glass might be able to detect cavities that a dentist might miss during a routine cleaning. SAVE TIME & LIFE TEACHING TOOL Emergency service technicians can use Glass in the field to get support from "I envisions Glass could be used as a teaching tool during surgery, connected with students via other medical professionals, get guidance for difficult procedures and serve as a Google Hang Out." -Dr. Rafael J. Grossman, a surgeon at time saver. Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor MORE ENGAGEMENT with the Patients Dr. Grossman believes that medicine has gotten One start-up has developed an app for Glass called Farlo. One nurse using Glass impersonal because doctors and other care providers are talking to patients but then turn to a was able to live stream video of a computer to review, record or upload data. With Glass, they can still do these things but while making eye contact and addressing patients face to face. patient's vital signs to a doctor en route. "Glass can show incoming notifications to physicians of patient conditions and could enhance the vision and perception of doctors and dentists." MORE SANITARY J.C. Hewitt, Hands-free glasses would also be cleaner and safer to use in health care environments, since they aren't touching multiple surfaces like a smartphone or tablet. *One concern Dr. Grossman has is that patient privacy has not yet been addressed through adequate apps, limiting possible uses for Glass. Possible Uses for Health Care Provider Provide immediate access to "content based medical records" beyond what a physician can see on a computer screen. Drug Information: Physicians could access patient charts and compare the medical history with drug options, interactions and contraindications. Visual recognition apps could assist in diagnosing patients while focused on the patient. Stream images and videos to attending physicians for assistance in decision-making and diagnosis. Use by a paramedic to document patient care with photos and videos to provide to a physician upon the patient's arrival to the emergency room. Provide remote training and collaboration Contact pharmacy technicians for scanning and verifying medications and comparing them to the patient's medical records. Record surgical procedures (with the patient's consent). Utilize the AEDforYou app on Google Glass to locate Automated External Defibrillators (AEDS) around the world (currently available for ioS and Android). Serve as a tool for disaster management with shareable information, photos and videos and access to navigation tools for dispatch purposes. Instant documentation doctors could instantly record and have their notes, comments and patient conversations noted and transcribed. Possible Uses in Patient Health Care Virtual medicine doctors and other health care providers could check on patients remotely (Could be particularly helpful in remote areas with limited access to care and in developing countries). Share patient diagnostic images with patients, family members and other health care providers. Glass could be used to educate patients using diagnostic test results (e.g., x-rays, MRIS, etc.). Translation apps would allow doctors and other health care providers to communicate with their patients when needed. Home care sessions from health care providers such as nurses could be recorded and shared with physicians and others who oversee care or are asked to provide advice or feedback. Physical therapists could record patient sessions to monitor progress over time and better identify range of motion. From a personal healthcare perspective, consumers could use Glass to make better shopping choices by comparing nutrition labels to dietary restrictions; diet tracking; health tips and recipes; personal fitness tracking; exercise feedback; health profiles; health warnings; medication information; personal safety; and overcoming visual, auditory and physical handicaps disabilities, SOURCES & IMAGES: ADVOCATES FOR HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION EDUCATION [ CREATED BY oBizMedia

Will Google Glass Revolutionize The Medical Industry

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Google Glass is an augmented-reality headset that will work through an Android smartphone or an iPhone via Bluetooth. Will it someday revolutionize the medical industry?


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