Google Glass, the tech giant’s big leap into the world of wearable computing devices, has sparked a lot of interest from a variety of industries since its release in February. In medical tech , the term “glassomics” has been created and even trademarked to describe “a branch of medical informatics concerned with the study and development of in vivo, ex vivo and in silico applications for Google Glass, smart Watches, and sensors.” To help drive innovation in this new area of medicine, Qualcomm Life, Inc. and Palomar Health have announced the launch of the Glassomics incubator.
Headquartered in the brand-new, state-of-the-art Palomar Medical Center just outside of San Diego, CA, the incubator aims to develop Google Glass applications, or “glassware,” for a number of areas, including augmented reality guided clinical applications, physiological monitoring, genomic information mapping, and consumer health and wellness.
The Glassomics incubator may have just launched, but it’s already begun to explore and develop a few glassware applications: TetraScope aims to render in real-time and display physiological data, VINCE (VIrtual Network of CarE) explores how to display clinical results and send them using an ad-hoc peer-to-peer network of other Google Glass users, and MARS (Medical Augmented Reality System) seeks to utilize voice recognition, image detection, and gesture technologies to assist clinicians using augmented reality.
Press release: Palomar Health and Qualcomm Launch Glassware Medical Incubator