Now that Google is loosening the rope that kept its slick Glass wearable headset from everyone who wanted one, some interesting things are happening. Anyone in the US can now buy the Google Glass headset for $1500. On the heels of that happening, a major medical school has made an interesting announcement.
UC Irvine School of Medicine has announced that it is issuing Google Glass to all of its students. The first and second year students will use Google Glass in anatomy class and for other thing. Third and fourth year students will use Google Glass in hospital rotations.
Google Glass is particularly appealing in the medical environment and we have seen it used for accessing medical records and during surgery in the past. You can bet with a med school rolling out doctors, who learned using Glass the headset will become much more popular in hospitals over the coming years. The college did conduct tests using the headset before it decided to roll them out to all students. Those pilot tests in the ER and ICU showed that Glass was very helpful to the doctors treating patients.
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