MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Operating rooms may host hands-free Google Glass inspired patient monitoring, but Philips Healthcare (NYSE:PHG) isn’t convinced that the original Google Glass will be the device that makes that leap.
The healthcare giant has been working on integrating its IntelliVue Solutions with Google Glass to allow surgeons to see patient vital signs right on the lenses while performing operations, and the technology may be just a couple of years from hitting shelves.
That doesn’t mean, however, that Philips is married to the Google Glass technology in particular. The company many be interested in adapting their approach to other similar devices, Pocket-Lint.com reported.
Whatever technology Philips chooses, the company noted that the technological and regulatory barriers aren’t major hurdles to overcome, according to the article.
Other companies are also taking an interest in Google Glass as a surgical tool. California startup Augmedix, which calls itself the largest Google Glass startup so far, raised $3.2 million in support of its Google Glass service platform to help physicians more quickly and easily access electronic health records.
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