While many think Google Glass is dead because it didn’t quite prove itself to consumers, it still has great potential for use by professionals in healthcare, among other fields. We recently covered how it has been used at the University of Massachusetts Medical School to help specialized clinicians provide bedside toxicology consults to remote poisoned patients. This research has generated considerable interest, so we’d like to invite you to join us for a Google Hangout with Peter Chai, MD, one of the lead authors of the study, and John Springer, an OR tech that has been extensively working with Google Glass. (The Hangout was hosted Wednesday, Sept 9 at 9 pm EST, by Dr. John Bennett and appears at this link. ) You’ll be able to participate via voice and video, as well as using an embedded Twitter discussion board.
We’re looking forward to your questions about this specific research and broadly about how Google Glass and other similar technologies will help to provide better care to our patients. We also hope to have this turn into a discussion and plan on hosting many more hangouts that will offer opportunities to connect with leaders in the medical technology field.