Philips and Accenture Collaborate on Google Glass Concept for Patient Monitoring
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by Chris Wiltz on October 15, 2013
Philips and Accenture have partnered to demonstrate novel ways of using Google Glass in hospital settings.
Philips Healthcare's Digital Accelerator Lab, a cross-sector innovation platform with labs based in the Netherlands and India, has released a proof of concept in collaboration with researchers from Accenture Technology Labs to utilize Google Glass for patient monitoring in hospital settings.
The goal is to combine Google Glass with Philips's IntelliVue patient monitors to create a hands-free patient monitoring
environment for clinicians to enable them to track patient locations, transfer patient data, conduct video conferences with other clinicians, and monitor patient vitals both in and outside of surgery.
“Accenture’s work with Philips showcases a powerful use of wearable devices in the healthcare industry, helping physicians perform their jobs more effectively and enhancing care for patients,” said Paul Daugherty, Accenture's chief technology officer, in a press statement. “This exciting work highlights the potential of digital technologies to transform the way we work and live, and we’re pleased to have collaborated with Philips to help bring this vision to life.”
All development work thus far has been done in an OR simulation lab without real patients. Neither company has commented on when or whether the concept will evolve into a commercially available product.
You can view the proof-of-concept video below:
Wireless Medical Devices East with take place November 5-7, and feature 2 days of conferences on the latest in wireless and patient monitoring technologies.
-Chris Wiltz, Associate Editor, MD+DI
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