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Google glasses used in medical field
Google glass is now being used in the medical field.
Doctors can now examine patients using their Google glasses to video what they see on a patient.
These aren't your typical glasses and now at Rhode Island hospital they are breaking barriers in medical communication.
Paul Porter, M.D, said "The time to care is really important so we want to be able to access in the future specialists immediately to bring the most appropriate care as fast as we can.
Google glass is the latest technology from Google. At the hospital, Doctors in the emergency department can contact specialists on nights or weekends or who are just out of the building in real-time.
The program will start with Dermatology consults.
Its fully two way, they can look, see and hear everything we see and hear.
So, whatever the person wearing the glasses sees, like a bite or a rash, will shows up on a device another Doctor is looking at.
Now again right now, the glasses will be used for dermatology-type emergencies but the hope for the future is to expand to first responders for example these ambulances right here.
Peter Chai, M.D. said, "You can think of multiple applications like first responders, surgeons, for other sub-specialists."
And the real-time consultations may cut back on follow up visits.
Roger Wu, M.D. said, "Not only deliver more efficient care but at a lower cost and really connect patients virtually to their primary care and consultants."
These special glasses also meet patient privacy laws so no images or videos can be saved on the device.