Before he even knew that Google Glass was in the works, Partho Sengupta was salivating at the potential for smart eyewear in healthcare. In a draft article for a top medical journal two years ago, the Mt. Sinai cardiologist said he gushed so effusively about the possibilities for such a device that his wearable technology comment was edited out because it was deemed too futuristic.
But maybe his sentiments would be received differently now.
That’s because, these days, uber-early Google Glass adopters are actually wearing their high-tech headgear around town. And as they show off its hands-free and voice-activated features, it’s becoming increasingly clear that medical professionals – who spend hours each day on their feet and with their hands engaged – could be among those to benefit most from the new technology. Even skeptics, who doubt the consumer appetite for Glass, say they see a much brighter future for…
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