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    VIDEO: An introduction to Google Glass for physician use

    Contemporary OB/GYN technology columnist Brian A. Levine, MD, MS, discusses Google Glass in this video about how physicians can take advantage of the new technology. This is the first in a series of videos in which Dr. Levine will address the pros and cons of using Google Glass and the way it can affect the medical field.

    For more Google Glass videos, blog posts, and to see what it looks like to wear Google Glass, click here.


    Brian A. Levine, MD, MS, FACOG
    Dr. Levine is Practice Director at the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine, New York, New York.


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    • Dr. Murphy Townsend
      great intro to a new technology that may very well be common place for all of us soon. please consider videos to demo its use with Epic or Cerner (your EHR), at the bedside, or in the OR. thx
    • Administrator
      From Dr. Levine on 1/20/2014-------- Thanks for all the comments & emails. As for PHI, it has yet to be seen what Google will "allow." In short, there is no reason why Glass could not re-broadcast a screen from an EHR / mobile device-- essentially working as a second monitor. As for the barrier between myself and the patient, I think this is an excellent comment. Glass is different, Glass is awkward, and until it becomes more mainstream, I think it may take away from the patient/doctor connection. However, as Glass becomes more mainstream and the device becomes smaller (remember this is just a beta version), it is possible that Glass may resemble a pair of normal eye glasses which would not be obtrusive at all. Please keep giving us comments via our website, Twitter, Facebook, and email.
    • Dr. Thomas B. Bennett, D.O.
      A great commercial for the Google landscape. No more please until there is the ability to demonstrate the real (actual situations) use of these show me more... I can talk to my tablet, TV, phone, and even my car to get all the things mentioned. It does offer the ability to have a device custom fitted so that binocular vision and depth perception are preserved and have my hands free. unless of course I need to scroll, in which event I must basically touch my head. Interesting idea and a different way to do all we do now. Again, please no more of this until real demos showing something I can't do just as well with cheaper current end user technology. Thanks
    • Dr. Liza Kunz
      I've heard that Google specifically has prohibitions about putting anything that could be considered PHI on the servers that run Glass. How do you think that will impinge on the real practical use of the product? Also, do you worry in the office that this places a barrier between you and the patient?
    • Anonymous
      Actually this is not what I really expected. Perhaps future videos will be more instructive. There was only a minute or so of "real time" information! And not very realistic as far as the operating environment goes..and, as with all these type of things, your connection and wifi speed will be crucial...
    • Dr. Antoinette Notaro
      very interesting new technologies. Wouldn't it be nice if it worked with an EHR program? Thanks for the great video!


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