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Here Comes Google Glass To Revolutionize The Medical Industry!

Google Glass

The Google Glass

Twenty-first century is the age of wearable computers and all thanks to the Google Glass for making this possible. If you are not acquainted with what Google Glass is, let me tell you that it is a wearable device and looks like an eyeglass. Its function is definitely not like that of an ordinary eyeglass given the fact Google Glass is equipped with a wide range of superb features. Its hardware consists of Bluetooth and WiFi capabilities. The device can work well with iOS and Android devices. Cameras, heads-up display and voice-activation commands are also there.

Well, from the introductory paragraph, it can be said that Google Glass has been designed in a way that it can cater to the varied requirements of the general populace. Will this device be able to do any good for the medical industry? To be precise, is Google Glass worthy of triggering a revolutionary change in the healthcare industry? Let’s find out answers to these questions.

How It Can Help?

Google Glass can be immense help in a number of medical scenarios especially, in critical surgeries. Just think, doctors and nurses can take preparations beforehand for incoming patients by viewing live video streams with instructions from paramedics heading to the ER. Along with this benefit, they can gather important information on-screen sans the need for leaving the work they’re engaged in. There is more to it.

With the help of Google Glass, it is possible for the healthcare professionals to locate and go through the patient’s records easily and quickly. Furthermore, this wearable technology from Google is armed with the ability to enhance the teaching method. Instructors can stream and share live medical procedures to students and residents located in any part round the globe.

Google Goggles

A little bit ago, I asked you to think. Well, I’ll like you to imagine some more medical scenarios where Google Glass’ll be acting as the saviour.

  1. A motor vehicle accident has taken place. An emergency responder heads for the accident place and it live streams the physical condition of the accident victim/victims to the emergency department. Then, the ER assembles and prepares for the emergency treatment of the patient/patients.
  2. A visiting nurse sees in their own home video records that a patient has sustained injuries. The medical professional then, takes snaps of the patient’s injuries and forwards them to the physician.
  3. A resident streams the physical examination of a patient to the attending physician who in turn, makes important suggestions.
  4. An oncologist conducts an MRI scan of a patient. Both the patient and the family are able to see where the cancer has taken place.
  5. Caregivers can access the electronic health record system of a hospital. They are able to keep it updated with the major improvements in the physical condition of the patients they look after.
  6. A pharmacist has the peace of mind that he has given the right drug as he scans medications, verifies drugs and compares them with the images stored in the database.
  7. A doctor walks up to a patient’s bed and runs an instant check of all the essentials like, blood pressure levels, pulse and others.

So, you’ve grafted seven imaginations. Isn’t it adequate to comprehend whether  Google Glass will be able to revolutionize the healthcare industry?

As common people, it is our duty to recommend what can improve the healthcare services. The Google Glass’ YouTube Video deviates from showcasing the device’s viability in the healthcare industry. It is we who’ll ask Google for an answer.

Reference:

  1. http://www.google.com/glass/start/what-it-does/
Justin Brown is a freelance blogger. He used to run a fitness training center in Massachusetts a year back, but now he is working as a nutritionist at a reputed firm. He specializes on alternative medicines, dietary supplements and oral hygiene.

2 Comments

  1. Justin Brown

    July 15, 2013 at 3:26 am

    Yes Tera, you have highlighted a vital point. Creating this amazing wearable device was a big challenge for the makers. Now, with that accomplished, we can hope the next big challenges can be overcome.

  2. Tera Walsh

    June 24, 2013 at 11:52 am

    With all the amazing possibilities, I think the biggest challenge is to create a secure online environment to allow us to move forward with digital technologies.

    The applications for Google Glass are significant, so let’s find a way to implement in a way that protects the privacy of the patient.

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