How Google Glass Can Deliver Vital Patient Data

Feinstein How Google Glass Can Deliver Vital Patient Data

Anesthesiologist Dr. Feinstein in an OR simulator lab tests viewing IntelliVue vital signs via Google Glass. (PRNewsFoto/Philips Healthcare)

Google Glass is more that a trendy gadget, used by geeks and marketers: it is innovation set to shape up the future. Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG AEX: PHIA) and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) revealed just how this amazing new gadget can be used to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of performing surgical procedures. A video demonstration shows just how Google Glass can be connected to Philips IntelliVue Solutions to transfer patient vital signs into Google Glass, potentially providing physicians with hands-free access to critical clinical information.

The video below, shows how a doctor wearing the display could simultaneously monitor a patient’s vital signs and react to surgical procedural developments without having to turn away from the patient or procedure. A physician could also monitor a patient’s vital signs remotely or enlist assistance from doctors in other locations.

Aside from giving doctors the possibility to operate in a hands-free environment, the Google Glass IntelliVue Solution also explores how a clinician can access patient information while on the go. Additional research may include accessing a near real-time feed of vital signs in Google Glass; calling up images and other patient data by clinicians from anywhere in the hospital; the ability to view the patient in the recovery room after surgery; conducting live, first-person point-of-view videoconferences with other surgeons or medical personnel; and recording surgeries from a first-person point-of-view for training purposes.

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