10.09.2014

The medical world likes Google Glass

The medical world likes Google Glass

Imagen | Ohio State University

Is the Google Glass project running out of steam? Well, maybe it has lost some of the initial enormous expectation generated in the media or in the public eye. However, many niche applications are now being developed in certain professional sectors**, not least in medicine**.

Operating with Google Glass

Let’s imagine an operation involving 150 doctors around the world. Well, we can stop dreaming because this has already happened in Spain thanks to the glasses from the popular search engine company. The surgeons involved were able to resolve several critical questions about the procedure by consulting some of the leading experts on the planet in real time. This is a fantastic way of bringing medical knowledge closer in a quick, simple and comprehensive way.

Remedy, connecting patients and specialists

The medical world likes Google Glass

Image | Remedy

Another of the interesting project under development is Remedy, an application that could simplify visits to the doctor. For example, if we notice a mark on our skin, we can get in contact with the doctor and obtain a diagnosis quickly. There will be no more waiting for months to get an appointment just for them to tell us that “everything’s OK.”

This, essentially, is the concept of Remedy, although it is being developed with the aim of obtaining even more efficient communication between patients and specialists. Initial tests are underway in some hospitals in Cambridge (Harvard) .

Glass for Parkinson patients

As we can see in the video, Newcastle University is also experimenting. In this case, we are talking about software that helps Parkinson’s disease sufferers to lead a normal like by reminding them to take their medication or making it easy for them to ask for help in the case of an emergency, for example.

Perhaps the future of Google Glass is not where we initially thought it might be, with everyone walking down the street wearing a pair of them. Maybe it will be much more specific sectors that will take advantage of this particular technology. These digital lenses have myriad possibilities to explore in professions that range from transport to electronics, in addition to those already taking place in healthcare.

The mHealth competence centre forms part of Mobile World Capital Barcelona’s Programme of International Competence Centers (PCCI). mHealth works with a three-fold objective: to identify mobile technology opportunities in the provision of health services, to transform current healthcare models and processes, and promote the interoperability of health services in the field of mobile technologies and connectivity, building foundations that make it possible to integrate mobile health solutions.

Mobile World Capital presents a global vision that effectively integrates mobile technologies into the fabric of the industries transforming our lives. Committed to expanding the mobile experience throughout Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain with strong support of the public and private sector.

Mobile World Capital is leading mobile transformation through commitments in Competence Centres, local Industry Development, and Entrepreneurship and Innovation programmes.

MWCapital offers an open platform and exhibition showroom where citizens can understand and experience how mobile is enhancing our lives: The Mobile World Centre, located in the heart of Barcelona on Plaza Catalunya.

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