4 Healthcare-Related Apps for Google Glass

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As providers continue to find innovative ways to bring Google Glass into the healthcare space, health IT companies are following suit by developing apps to increase Glass' potential usefulness in patient care.

  1. HIPAA-compliant video streaming. Out of the box, Google Glass' video streaming capabilities are not HIPAA-compliant. Pristine's EyeSight app allows physicians to connect with specialists to provide remote consults, using Google Glass to stream a secure feed of the patient to the consulting physician.
  2. Instant diagnoses. Researchers from UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science in Los Angeles have developed an app that allows providers to use Google Glass to capture an image of rapid diagnostic test strips, upload the image to a UCLA server and receive an accurate analysis in as little as eight seconds.
  3. Hands-free EHR documentation. An app from health IT startup Augmedix is able to push information gathered during a patient consult directly to most electronic health record systems, allowing physicians to maintain eye contact with patients. In March, the company announced $3.2 million in venture capital funding to further grow the company and expand outreach efforts.
  4. Physician training. Used in conjunction with anatomical models, the new MedicAR app uses Glass' augmented reality functionality to show future surgeons step-by-step directions for performing certain procedures.

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