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The healthcare IT applications of Google Glass

Tue, 07/23/2013 - 8:29am
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Dr. John Halamka, chief information officer for Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, explores the healthcare IT applications for GoogleGlass.

Dr. John Halamka

Last week I had the opportunity to test Google Glass.

It's basically an Android smartphone (without the cellular transmitter) capable of running Android apps, built into a pair of glasses.

The small prism "screen" displays video at half HD resolution. The sound features use bone conduction, so only the wearer can hear audio output. It has a motion sensitive accelerometer for gestural commands. It has a microphone to support voice commands. The right temple is a touch pad. It has WiFi and Bluetooth. Battery power lasts about a day per charge. 

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