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The Brains are Betting on Google Glass

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Dr. Ned Sahin

Yes they are, according to a recent article over at Wired. The article titled, Sorry, But Google Glass Isn’t Anywhere Close to Dead, features Cambridge Neuroscientist Dr. Ned Sahin and the work he is doing with Glass and autism.

Ned Sahin is betting the future of his company on Google Glass.

Sahin is a cognitive neuroscientist with a PhD from Harvard and a masters from MIT, and he recently launched an ambitious startup called Brain Power, building Glass software to help autistic children learn some of the skills they need to interact with those around them.

Ned’s company, Brain Power, is one of the bleeding edge developers who see Google Glass and other wearables at the epicenter of a revolution in health care and communications. I’ve known Ned since we both became early Glass Explorers in 2013 and I am incredibly proud that he is joining me for a Hangout On Air later today. He is at Google for a conference and I hope he can give us some insight into the accessibility futures being discussed.

More from Wired:

But for Sahin and many others running companies developing Glass software for medical, industrial, and other sectors, Google’s eyewear is far from dead. On the contrary, Google is selling these companies as many devices as they need, and by all appearances, it’s ramping up the number of Google employees working to turn Glass into something more than a consumer gadget that looks funny on your face.

“We have unimpeded access to Google Glass units and support,” says Ian Shakil, the CEO of Augmedix.com, an outfit offering Glass software designed to help doctors juggle health records. “It’s all a plus for us—except for the fact that we constantly have to field questions from people and customers asking what’s going on with Google.”

Sahin and Brain Power are about to start a clinical trial with Glass at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and he’s visiting Google this week to discuss the device’s future—something he does regularly. “They’re helping to make sure we’re future-proofed,” he says. “People can believe that the device won’t work. But we’re partial to the way Google has done this. And even if Google isn’t behind it, this is an idea that is going forward.”

Join us in the Hangout from our YouTube feed on the Innovator’s Pod site.

Brain Power, LLC

 

Article by Don Schwartz on Glass Almanac

Design Sprint for Health is Approaching

As we pass the one month point leading up to the DC Wearable Devices Design Sprint for Health, I want to try to convey what your day may be like, should you choose to join us on this journey into the future of Healthcare.

We’ll be gathering at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health at 8am on Friday October 17, 2014. Come bright and early with your laptop! This is after all  the Center for Total Health and we will provide healthy breakfast, lunch and snacks.

This will be a jammed packed day for sharing and working on our visions for wearable devices in Health and Healthcare. The prime purpose, the goal, the take home from the day, is to meet other visionaries like yourself to share aha moments and leave with plans to continue the collaborations which have just begun. We will be designing and coding some, but we expect no finished anything.We do want to pass on the Design Sprint methodology that may, we hope, guide your future product design processes.

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Order out of Chaos

Design Sprint, what is that? Google Ventures uses a 5 day design sprint to help startups accelerate or get unstuck during the new product design phase. You can read about it here. We, and most notably Antonio Zugaldia, have participated in or led many one day sprints focused on Google Glass use cases. The one day is a synthesis and has led to actual products such as the NYC City Ride for Glass which helps riders find available bikes and parking locations.

Your day, the short version*.

After the intros and some very cool technology demos, we’ll form teams. Antonio Zugaldia and others will then guide us through a team thought process during which your team will use SCRUM techniques to prioritize and order solutions to a use case scenario which you have put forward during discussions. Picture many post it pads and easels. We’ll conclude with presentations and discussions of the day’s progress.

That’s it. Just a fun day of collaboration and learning.

Who is attending: Med Students, Doctors, Nurses, Developers, Health Care industry business development folks, Engineers and those who want to learn. Won’t you join us?

More information and registration on our event site.

 

 

Weighing ideas

Weighing ideas

* More details to follow in the coming days/weeks.

What to bring and prepare?

Laptop
Android Studio installed if you don’t want to install at the event.

Read about coding for Android Wear and Google Glass

Wearable Devices Design Sprint for Health

We are very proud to be part of the team bringing students, designers, professionals and physicians together for a day to imagine the future of wearables in health.

The full day, Design Sprint, taking place October 17, 2014 at Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health, will be a jam packed day for meeting and working with DC area professionals and students who share a deep desire to influence the future of healthcare. This will be a focused, guided brainstorming scrum.

“Design sprints are inspired by the iterative, time-bounded, and user-focused aspects of Agile Development and Design Thinking.”

Teamwork

Teamwork

We will be focused on Google Glass and Android Wear and discussing Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard and other wearable technologies.

Come prepared to learn, come prepared to contribute. Health professionals in business development, mobile development, doctoring or nursing, come prepared to mentor a team of medical students and coders who need your real world experience to draw upon.

Get all the details and register on our event site. It’s only $5 for early birds!

Google Glass at Pri-Med East

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Pri-Med East

Unshackle Me: The Power of Google Glass to Liberate

Pri-Med East Annual Conference – Panel Discussion
Date/time: Saturday September 13 12PM – 1:30PM
Location: Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

VectorSpect is pleased to present a panel discussion at the upcoming Pri-Med Annual Conference at Boston’s Convention and Exhibition Center(BCEC).

Working once again with our friends at MedTechBoston.com, we’ve pulled together some of the most influential minds working on the integration of Google Glass with the everyday workflow of healthcare providers. Panelists include: Don Schwartz, Karandeep Singh, MD; Jennifer Joe, MD; Tristan Gorrindo, MD; Stephanie Shine, RN; and Carlos Rodarte. The session will open with a keynote and demo by Karandeep Singh, MD.

The Panelists

Karandeep Singh, MD, is a physician-developer in his Nephrology and Informatics fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where he is developing a Google Glass EHR (electronic health record) prototype.

Karandeep Singh, MD

Karandeep Singh, MD

He has spoken at numerous venues about his work, including the recent Glass Symposium in Boston on April 23, 2014 at the Boston Google Headquarters and the recent Wearable Technology in Healthcare Society conference in Indianapolis on July 25, 2014. He is fluent in Javascript, JQuery, Python, PHP, R, STATA, SAS, HTML5, and CSS3; has experience with natural language processing tools, including NLTK, MetaMap, direct parsing of UMLS metathesaurus files, Stanford CoreNLP, OpenNLP, and ARC for cTAKES; and understands machine learning algorithms in R, Python, Weka, and Javascript.

Jennifer Joe, MD

Jennifer Joe, MD

Jennifer Joe, MD, is a Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) nephrology graduate turned physician entrepreneur CEO of Medstro.com, a new and innovative social network for physicians, and Editor-in-Chief of MedTechBoston.com, who still regularly works the VA emergency room and urgent care clinics. Based in Kendall Square in Cambridge, the physical colliding point of the MIT/Harvard/MGH/Industry medtech community, she is best known for harnessing her inside knowledge of stealth projects being pioneered in the Boston academic hospitals and community to create meaningful discussions and connections to accelerate collaborations—such as being the creator of Boston’s first ever Google Glass Challenge.

Tristan Gorrindo, MD

Tristan Gorrindo, MD

Tristan Gorrindo, MD, is a Child Psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. Additionally, he is the Director of the Division of Postgraduate Medical Education, the Massachusetts General Hospital Academy, and is Managing Director of the Clay Center for Young Minds. He is currently exploring the use of Glass in continuing medical education, exploring ways to reveal the experience of the patient in the hospital, and to improve psychiatry tele-consults.

Stephanie Shine, RN

Stephanie Shine, RN

Stephanie Shine, RN, is a Brigham and Women’s Hospital neonatal intensive care (NICU) nurse and early Google Glass Explorer. Most recently, she was the winner of Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s 2nd Annual Clinical Innovation Day for her Glass in the NICU Project, which was inspired by her own personal story. Last year, she herself was a new mother separated for 18 hours from her baby, who at less than two pounds was in the NICU. Her stress was relieved when her relatives brought Glass with them and let her see her baby even as she sat in another part of the hospital.

Carlos Rodarte

Carlos Rodarte

Carlos Rodarte is the Director of Business Development and the Director of Wearables and Biosensors for PatientsLikeMe, an innovative healthcare startup that builds online patient communities where patients share their health data, meet other patients like them, and learn about their disease. As Director of Wearables and Biosensors, he leads the exploration of information collected from patients with products like the FitBit, Withings, Jawbone, etc, ,and also how patients perceive and desire the use of wearables such as Google Glass in clinical practice.

 

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Donald Schwartz

Donald Schwartz, a Google Glass Explorer since June 2013, is the organizer of the Wearables New England Meetup group (formerly Google Glass New England) and is responsible for introducing hundreds of developers, venture capitalists, students, physicians and other professionals who are working on the bleeding edge of wearable technologies. A marketing, eLearning and client support professional with over 20 years in the education and enlightenment of those who design our world. GIS, BIM, CAD and design professionals in many industries, Don has been a frequent lecturer at Autodesk University conferences.

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Google Glass in Harvard Medical Research

On July 22, I was honored to participate in a Hangout On Air with three Boston area physicians, two of whom are leading active projects at their Harvard Medical School research facilities.  Moderated by Dr. Jennifer Joe of MedTechBoston.com, the discussion focused on how application development is proceeding, HIPAA issues and our desires for the future development of the Glass platform.

In this hour plus video you will hear honest experiences and opinions by Dr. Karandeep Singh, Nephrology Fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Massachusetts General Hospital, Software Developer, Informatician and Dr. Synho Do, Assistant Medical Director for Advanced Health Technology Engineering, Research, and Development, MGPO.  We were also joined by Dr. Ismail Nabeel of Ohio State.

The general consensus is that we are now in the very early stages of a promising future for better patient care enabled by wearable technology.  The wearable medical tech of the future may be Glass, something that resembles Glass or another competitor but there is little doubt that your doctor will one day have immediate access to your records without taking her eyes from you, the patient.

I’d like to personally thank John Bennett of InternetMedicine.com for hosting this hangout.

More photos from Google Glass Challenge event

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MedTech Boston Editor and Medstro.com founder, Jennifer Joe, MD

It was an awesome event!  Over 200 professionals gathered plus two or three photographers and videographers who’s work we’ve been waiting to view.  Well, wait no longer.  MedTech Boston has posted a Photo Montage on their site and it is well worth a look to see and remember the interesting people you met while discussing Google Glass in Healthcare.

Click here to be taken to the gallery on MedTechBoston.com

 

 

The Future of Medicine through Google Glass

Google Cambridge, MA on April 23, 2014 witnessed an overflow crowd as brilliant minds focused on applications for Google Glass in the medical fields.  Over 200 turned out from Physicians, Developers, Hospital Administrators and members of the press.  Some even flew in from California for the opportunity to meet with the top minds working on advancing patient care and safety via the wearable heads-up, hands-free tool that is Google Glass.

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Over 200 professionals discussing applications for Google Glass in Medicine

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This is the future face of medicine

A highlight of the evening was the finalist presentations in the Google Glass Challenge for Medicine and one young woman stood out as a knowledge leader to be listened to. Florence Doo is a first year medical student at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. Florence is committed to reducing distractions that can effect patient care. Her vision will impact all of our lives so be sure to keep Florence on your radar.

 

The evening was a joint effort of the Google Glass New England Meetup group, organized by Don Schwartz of VectorSpect, MedTech Boston and Google Cambridge, MA.

 

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These are but a few of the featured speakers and panelists.
Rafael Grossmann, MD
General, trauma, advanced laparoscopic, and robotic surgeon
Rafael Grossmannn, MD, FACS, is a general, trauma, advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgeon. As a FutureMed/ Singularity University graduate, his passion is about the intersection of Innovation Technology and Healthcare. He is an avid blogger (http://Rgrosssz.Wordpress.com) and healthcare social media user (@ZGJR). He was the FIRST Person to ever use Google Glass during live surgery. Rafael was also a TEDx speaker at TEDx Dirigo 2011, TEDx Bermuda 2013, and TEDx Dirigo 2013, as well as TEDx Youth 2014. He has also participated in the prestigious MedicineX conference in Stanford, CA 2013. He is convinced that Innovation in Healthcare Technology along with the current developments in mobile and wearable platforms will exponentially improve healthcare connectivity, communication and data management, and result in a more efficient, intuitive, less expensive and ultimately better patient care.

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Emergency and Informatics Physician

Dr. Steven Horng is the ED lead for the Google Glass Project at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). He and his team were the first to fully integrate Google Glass with their electronic medical record (EMR) and deploy live for clinical use in the emergency department. Their team consists of clinician-programmers who are the principal developers and architects of their EMR. Because of this, their ED can be very agile and serve as a live clinical test-bed of innovative technologies. Their team was also the first to deploy iPads live for clinical use. Dr. Horng is a practicing emergency physician at BIDMC, Assistant Director of Emergency Informatics, and Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He holds dual board-certifications in Emergency Medicine and Clinical Informatics, as well as degrees in computer science, biomedical informatics, and medicine. His research focuses on translational clinical informatics by accelerating the development and application of advanced machine learning methods to clinical care, specifically to clinical decision support. The challenge of decision support has always been getting the right information to the right person at the right time. He sees Glass and other types of wearable technology as the ideal platform to meet this challenge and deliver real-time, context-aware decision support.(Photo credit: Danielle Duffey/BIDMC)

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Nayan Jain
Presidential Innovation Fellow
Nayan Jain is a Presidential Innovation Fellow working with the Department of Health and Human Services helping patients get access to their health data. This mission, also known as, Blue Button is a part of the President’s 2nd Term Management Agenda, specifically under the MyData Initiative. MyData complements the strong Open Data movement and aims to provide citizens access to their education, energy and health information. He was selected to be an Explorer during Google’s #ifihadglass campaign for his submission around disaster response and recovery. Nayan is thinking about leveraging Blue Button to making health data actionable and available on Glass.

Christopher M. Coburn

Christopher M. Coburn
Vice President, Innovation at Partners HealthCare
Chris Coburn has responsibility for the commercial application of the unique assets and capabilities of the $10 billion, Boston based Partners HealthCare system. Representing Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and McLean Hospital, Partners HealthCare is the largest academic research enterprise in the US with nearly $1.5 billion in sponsored research. Mr. Coburn leads a team of more than 70 staff professionals. Prior to joining Partners in 2013, Coburn was the founding Executive Director of Cleveland Clinic Innovations. During his thirteen year leadership, Cleveland Clinic spun off 57 companies — before Coburn’s arrival Cleveland Clinic had none. He also led the establishment of the Clinic’s national Innovation Alliance which provides onsite innovation management for healthcare systems throughout the U.S.
The Expert Panelists

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Associate Director of the Healthcare Transformation Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Maulik Majmudar is a clinical cardiologist and Associate Director of the Healthcare Transformation Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. He is an active member of the healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship community, with a specific interest in technology-enabled healthcare innovation. He currently serves as a medical advisor to two venture-backed startups. Dr. Majmudar was recently invited to be a Faculty Mentor for the 2014 MIT-IIT-B HealthTech Workshop in Mumbai, India. Dr. Majmudar attended Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and then completed residency training in Internal Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, followed by a fellowship in Cardiology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He also holds a patent and has had several publications in high-impact journals, such as Nature, Circulation, and Circulation Research.

Ozanan R. Meireles, MD
General and Gastrointestinal Surgery, Digestive Healthcare Center, Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Meireles belongs to the Weight Center and Swallowing and Heartburn Center within the Digestive Healthcare Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. His clinical interests include Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, POEM – Endoscopic Esophageal Myotomy (Achalasia), Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Paraesophageal herniasLaparoscopic / Minimally invasive surgery, Upper GI endoscopy and endoluminal procedures and Natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery

Nephrology Fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Massachusetts General Hospital, Software Developer, Informatician
Dr. Singh is the developer of Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s electronic health record prototype for Google Glass. He is studying the way wearable technologies can be used to improve patient care. He was a Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at UCLA Medical Center before becoming a Nephrology and Informatics Fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Clinical Fellow in Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Hashimoto is general surgery resident at MGH with an interest in surgical education and simulation. His primary research interest is on the acquisition of surgical expertise. His publications focus on methods to improve the assessment of technical skills and increase the efficiency of surgical education with the aim of shortening learning curves.With the advent of wearable technology, he has been focusing on gesture analytics and telementoring applications that can provide new ways of delivering quality education. He recently spoke at the annual meeting of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons on the use of Google Glass as a potential telementoring device for resident education.

MD Candidate, Massahusetts General Hospital / Harvard University and Contributing Writer at in-Training
Nabeel Ali is a Medical Student and Engineer focused on improving healthcare through disruptive research, technology and venture. He is an award-winning and published researcher who has received national attention for his medical technology innovations. Outside of medical school, Nabeel serves as a Research Fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School, Reviewer for the Journal of Digital Imaging, Contributing Writer for in-Training Magazine, and advises a number of technology start-ups.

Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, MGH/Harvard Medical School and Leadership Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association

Arshya Vahabzadeh, M.D., is a Leadership Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and a resident child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Massachusetts General Hospital, McLean Hospital, and Harvard Medical School. Vahabzadeh is also a trained family physician.Dr. Vahabzadeh is deeply interested in neurodevelopmental disorders. He has published and presented over 50 papers, articles, posters, and book chapters, including in the NEJM, AJP, and JAMA. Dr. Vahabzadeh is also a strong proponent of mental health education, he has written numerous editorials for Boston Magazine, PsychologyToday, the Huffington Post, APA HealthyMinds, and CNN. Dr. Vahabzadeh is also the current Editor-In-Chief of the American Journal of Psychiatry’s Residents Journal.

Ophthalmic Pathology Fellow at Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School
Alia Rashidis a clinician and researcher in ophthalmology at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary / Harvard Medical School. She is particularly interested in the molecular and pathological basis of eye diseases, and has written several book chapters on ophthalmic malignancies and other conditions, as well as numerous journal articles. Dr Rashid has presented her research both nationally and internationally, winning an award from the Research to Prevent Blindness foundation. She has participated as an investigator on several ophthalmology pharmaceutical trials, and maintains an avid interest in the application of medicine in business and technology.

Gajen Sunthara
Principal Software Architect for Boston Children’s Hospital’s Innovation Acceleration Program and Google Glass Explorer
Gajen Sunthara has over 15 years’ experience in Healthcare Information Technology and continues to be passionate about transforming and improving healthcare through novel uses of technology. Gajen’s technical leadership in R&D and software architecture, combined with laboratory medicine expertise and in-depth understanding of clinical and patient workflow enables him to cultivate and successfully implement innovative technologies in healthcare. Gajen specializes in Cerner & EPIC Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems, enterprise Java, Web 2.0 technologies, robotic & device programming and iOS & Android mobile development. Gajen has a B.Sc in Computer Science from Wentworth Institute of Technology and a Master’s in Information Technology from Harvard University. Gajen’s master thesis focused on using Google Glass to build a novel application: “GlassSurgeon”. GlassSurgeon enhances the surgeon’s workflow and improves patient safety by leveraging natural language processing using the hands-free features of Google Glass to access real-time clinical information though systems integration.

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Medtech Boston covers the nexus of medicine, innovation and technology in the Boston area. We aim to highlight exciting innovation work happening in and around the city, and to create starting points for discussion about it.

Beth Israel Hospital to Use Google Glass in ER

Boston Globe 4-09-2014

Beth Israel

Dr. Steven Horng launched a Google Glass pilot program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center late last year because he thought the futuristic device could help save lives. One night in January proved that.

A patient with bleeding in the brain told Horng he was allergic to certain blood pressure drugs — which the doctor needed to slow the hemorrhage — but didn’t know which ones. Horng had little time to leaf through the man’s medical files or search for records on a computer, but with Google Glass, he didn’t have to. Instead he quickly called up the patient’s information on the device’s tiny screen and saved his life with the correct medication.

This week, Beth Israel Deaconess is expanding the use of Google Glass to its entire emergency department, and the hospital said it is the first in the United States to employ the device for everyday medical care. Now, whenever ER doctors begin their shifts, they will slip on pairs of the high-tech glasses as routinely as they put on scrubs.

“We’re doing this to prove that the technology can work and really motivate others to explore this space with us,” said Horng, who helped pioneer the use of Google Glass at the hospital.

The team from BI is speaking at the upcoming Google Glass in Medicine meetup April 23 at Google Cambridge Ma.

Also from the Globe article

Later this month, 13 doctors from around the US will gather at Google’s Cambridge office to pitch clinical uses for Glass in a contest sponsored by the Presidential Innovation Fellows program, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the website MedTech Boston.

The common goal of many Glass projects is to keep health care workers’ hands free to perform their jobs.

“It’s literally the holy grail of hospital IT,” said John Rodley, cofounder of a Cambridge startup called Twiage, which is developing an application for Glass for ambulance attendants to quickly relay patient info to hospital emergency rooms. An EMT wearing Glass could just use voice commands to snap photos of a patient’s injuries, dictate notes, and send them to the nearest ER.

Full article at The Boston Globe

Google Glass Health Care Challenge

Last evening I pleasure of sitting on a panel at an event hosted by Health Innovators discussing the future of medicine and specifically Google Glass. The event title was Google Glass the new frontier in Healthcare Innovation? and although I’m not sure how many converts were made, I did come away with knowledge of an incredible organization pushing medical thought leaders to push the boundaries of wearable tech.

One of my co-panelists, Sony Salzman of MedTech Boston told us about the ongoing Google Glass Challenge and some of the ideas submitted, the strict judging criteria and generally gave us insight into the brains focusing on Glass development in medicine.

Sony Salzman

Sony Salzman discussing the challenge

There are multiple rounds to the competition with the winners of round two being announced just today. Finalists will compete in an April pitch off which this writer will most definitely attend.  The following is from the MedTech site.

Submissions were judged by a panel of renowned clinicians and technical experts, including the White House Innovation Fellows and MIT Hacking Medicine. Ideas were judged primarily on their clinical impact and practicality.
The Envelope Please!
Without further ado, here are the three semi-finalists of round two, who will join the four from round 1 and the winners of round 3 in our “Pitch-Off” to be held in April. Semi-finalists are listed in order of their combined total score:
Todd A. Theman, MD, a surgical resident in the integrated Harvard Plastic Surgery training program at Harvard Medical School had the highest combined score for the submission “Expert on Call” which proposes using Google Glass to allow specialists to consult on cases in resource poor settings without the cost and risk of transporting the patient hundreds of miles to the nearest medical center.
Timothy Aungst, Pharm.D., Assistant Professor at MCPHS University and Editor for iMedicalapps.com came in second with the submission “Bringing the Doctor to the Patients Home: Google Glass in VNA Care”. This submission proposes giving Google Glass to nurses who perform post-discharge home care visits so that they can stream their examination directly to the clinician, who can request specific diagnostics to be performed during the visit.
Andrew Gonzalez, MD, Vascular Surgery Health Services Research Fellow at University of Michigan advanced to the finals with his submission “Using Google Google Glass to Streamline Triage of Acute Stroke Patients” which envisions equipping EMTs with Google Glass so that the stroke-certified physician can administer the NIHSS to the patient while still en-route to the hospital.

Thanks to everyone who submitted ideas and congratulations to all the winners! Don’t forget, there’s still two days to submit your ideas for round 3, which ends on March 22. Just click here to submit your idea today!

If you have any interest in wearables, the future of medicine or the intersection of technology with the most open of human interactions then I suggest you follow Med Tech Boston  @SonySalz , Health Innovators @Health2Innovate

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