Monday, July 24, 2017

Google Glass is back as X Glass with focus on industry, healthcare – MassDevice

Google Glass was introduced by Google several years ago. Although creating great initial interest it did not create great market demand.

Google glass was the first implementation of a wearable video screen, quickly displaced by Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. Other hardware devices soon followed, POGOCAM  a video camera easily attached to any eye glass frame.

Google (Alphabet) is reintroducing Glass oriented toward Health Care Applications, and Industrial applications.

Google parent Alphabet (NSDQ:GOOGL) is relaunching its Google Glass smartglasses with a focus on industry and enterprise applications, including healthcare, according to a recent post from its moonshot subsidiary X.

In a blog post from last week, Glass project lead Jay Kothari said that Augmedix, a company entirely formed around Google’s Glass device, had been working with doctors at a number of different facilities to test and implement it system, which it refers to as a “remote scribe.”
The Augmedix system allows for automated note taking during physician consultations, according to the post, allowing for better patient interactions and saved time.
Doctors at Sutter Health and Dignity Health reported that the tech, powered through the Glass device, was reducing health record data entry time for up to 2 hours, and allowing for improved time management, according to the post.
X Glass has partnered with CHI Health, Christiana Care Health Systems, Dignity Health, Eastern Maine Medical Center, Klosterfrau Healthcare Group, Sutter Health, TriHealth and Trinity Health to test the Glass technology, according to its website.
The company has also partnered with medical telepresence developers Hodei Tech and SwyMed, neuroscience-based augmented reality developer Brain Power which aims to support individuals with autism, traumatic brain injury and others and Aira, a company developing assistive programs for blind and low-vision individuals.

Google Glass is back as X Glass with focus on industry, healthcare – MassDevice

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