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How a Boston hospital is using Google Glass to save lives

Al Sacco | May 8, 2014
When Glass was first unveiled at Google's annual I/O developer conference in the summer of 2012, it was seen mostly as an expensive novelty that would be available to only a select few "Explorers," at least for a few years. Today, the device is still not widely available, and it still costs $1,500, but it's proving to be much more than novel to some businesses and organizations. (Glass isn't the only form of wearable tech making waves in the enterprise; read "Wearables Offer Promise (and Peril) for the Enterprise" for details.)

Gripes aside, Halamka is an outspoken proponent of Glass and wearable tech in healthcare.

"We have had life-saving events because of wearable computing," Halamka said at the IEEE Computer Society event.

"I believe wearable computing will replace tablet-based computing for many clinicians who need their hands free and instant access to information," he wrote in a March blog post.


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