Google Glass is a very versatile gadget that will manifold uses in the near future. As of now, you will be surprised to know that you can do facial recognition with Google Glass. Experts in the medical field feel that the Google Glass can be a very beneficial tool in their field. Recently, a video was released that showed how medical practitioners and nurses were able to access patients’ record by making use of the camera present on Google Glass.
The app used in the video to perform facial recognition is called MedRef for Glass. You should not be mistaken that someone wearing Google Glass can walk across you and get all the medical history about you. To be frank, the 5MP is good but not good enough for quick image analysis. If the person wearing it is constantly moving, Google Glass will not be able to grab photos as there is no image stabilization feature available on the camera. So, if you want to perform facial recognition with Google Glass, one needs to stand still in front of the camera. Once a photo is taken, Google Glass will then be able to perform facial recognition by using a relevant app like MedRef.
The app MedRef was mainly developed for hospital employees. The makers aimed at helping the medical staff in using face recognition technology to bring information of patients by using photo, voice and notes. A doctor may record that while treating a certain patient, he may be allergic to corns or he has consistent acidity problem. Since the data can be easily shared through Google Glass, staff team, nurses and other doctors can quickly access this data in no time.
While using MedRef, all you need to do is call out the name of the patient or simply snap a photo of their face and Google Glass will show you relevant records of the patient. Professionals in the medicine field are always quite busy. Google Glass will definitely make life much easier in the field.
We believe the usage Google Glass with facial recognition can be very useful in the medical field. It would definitely cut down the number of errors and it will also make medical practitioners become less busy and use their hands in performing other important tasks. In the near future, there is a possibility that doctors will also be able view patient charts and X-rays seamlessly.