Google glasses are a perfect addition to the current “Quantified Self” trend. Lots of startups are working on new products in the healthcare sector, so there certainly are a lot of apps focussing on monitoring and improving wellbeing lined up for Google Glass as well. This became even more obvious when Google asked for ideas via the “If I Had Glass” campaign on their Google+ page, as a lot of the users who participated came up with health care solutions.
Reading food labels and tracking your diet and exercise are consumer-oriented use cases. But what about medical applications? EPGL Medical, a company producing medical hand-held-devices, recently announced that it will be working on ways to integrate their technologies into the Google device. “Physicians using our devices will be able to use technology such as Google Glass while performing procedures, using our devices and viewing feedback data in real-time”, explains their representative David T. Markus.
As Google embraces developers working on Glass applications, we definitely will see more medical companies jump on the bandwagon.
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