Glassomics is a newly launched medical glassware incubator, exploring and creating new ways to use glasses-like wearables in healthcare. With Google Glass growing in hype, it’s not surprising that Palomar Health and Qualcomm Life created Glassomics to innovate uses for glasswear and start discussions regarding security and liability concerns for such technologies.
Sparseware, a San Diego based software engineering firm, will be leading the development of the initial glasswear prototypes and will test the technology at the new $1B Palomar Health, deemed the “Hospital of the Future.”
Glassware abilities (for hospitals) that I find most interesting are:
- facial, voice, vital signs recognition
- image detection – cross checking prescriptions, allergy tags
- instant access to patient records/medical dictionary
- built-in camera during surgery/instructional videos
- easy note annotation
- decision support
- sending information/photos from one place to another (i.e. ambulance to surgery room)
- alerts, reminders, scheduling
I look forward to the first round of healthcare applications for glasswear and will be following this closely.