“Google Glass enabled me to view this 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. Steve Horng of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Wearable Intelligence is the company behind using Google Glass in the ER. It reformats Google Glass software so it can be locked in for specific purposes. This means that the specialized headgear won’t be able to use social media or be taken off hospital Wi-Fi. The speech recognition of this Glass is also replaced with a medical dictionary.
Making specialized “Glass” correspond to career fields will greatly streamline efficiency and productivity among workers. Gone will be the days of rifling through archives and file cabinets to find information you’re looking for. In the medical field, we could even see faster rates of treatment in emergency rooms. In the field of sports and broadcasting, referees could share their Glass video perspectives in order to justify penalties or foul calls. When Glass is adopted into the mainstream, our intake of information will be greatly accelerated.