Google Glass Hackers Creates Facial Recognition App for Doctors

The biggest fear for non-Glass users have arrived, but it’s potentially for a good cause – Google Glass with facial recognition for doctors and hospitals. The creators of MedRef for Glass is hoping that the app will be great for hands-free care.

MedRec adds timeline cards and sharing contacts to Google Glass heads up display. These can be interacted with to lookup patient records by saying their name or taking a picture of their face. Care givers can then append photo and transcribed voice notes easily to get the most accessible and complete data possible applied to the patient’s treatment.

Given the nature of medicine and use of robotics pharmacy, Google Glass may be the early precursor to cyborg-style medical care. What do you think? Does Google Glass lack the human appeal of patient care or do you think reducing bacterial transmission is worth the strange eyewear?

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