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Doctors Test Google Glass For Up-To-Date Patient Data

3:19 pm on Mar 13, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Now, this is a useful application and I can see sense in this being in the hands of professionals. According to the report, the patient data is securely stored and won't be available to ordinary Google Glass users. If it wasn't, it's surely heading for privacy violations.

While the general public appears to still be making up its mind about Google Glass and the idea of wearing a face computer, in some fields of work the wearable could be a helpful asset.

One such field is medicine. By using Glass, doctors won't have to use their hands to dig through files, search computers, or look up facts on a tablet. With a simple nod of the head or blink of the eye, they could get all of the real-time information they need without having to leave a patient.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston has been testing Google Glass with four of its emergency room doctors for the past three months, according to a blog post by the center's chief information officer, Dr. John Halamka. The center found that the wearable has proven helpful with getting summarized real-time information to the doctors.Doctors Test Google Glass For Up-To_Date Patient Data [news.cnet.com]