Following Google‘s expansion of Glass’s availability to the general public, the University of California Irvine School of Medicine has gifted the wearable to all of its students. Glass will be used by all med students in both courses and hospital rotations.
This makes UC Irvine the first medical school to make such a move, with those in their first two years utilizing the wearable in clinical skills and anatomy classes, while those in their last two years will be using Glass for hospital rotations.
With Glass, med students are able to perform a lot of activities that are routine, such as looking up information, both recording and broadcasting patient information, and more, with the university making note of a proprietary software that is HIPAA compliant.
The Google Glass initiative with the university kicks off this month. Ten pairs of Glass have been passed out, with another 20 to 30 being planned for launch in August with students in their first two years. Among other things, Glass will be used to transmit real patient interactions to a lecture hall for students.
SOURCE: UC Irvine