Google Glass given to all medical students at UC Irvine

The Google Glass knocked off its exclusive image and is now available to everyone in the US with $1500 to burn. In the past, we’ve often heard of the Google Glass in medical operations, and we can expect to further see it in the hospitals. Now, University of California Irvine School of Medicine has announced to issue Google Glass for all its students, reports Cnet.


It will make Irvine the first medical school to implement the Glass in its four years of curriculum. While the first and second year students will reportedly use the device in anatomy and clinical courses, third and fourth year students will wear the Glass during their hospital rotations.


While we aren’t sure how the Glass is perceived by the general audiences owing to high price, it certainly seems to be gaining popularity in the medical field. The wearable will ensure that doctors don’t have to sift through reports and patient data on laptops or tablets, as the wearable will make it simpler with just a nod of the head.


Before taking the plunge, UC Irvine had conducted pilot tests for its emergency department, ICU and so on, and found the Glass quite helpful. We also know of a few instance wherein Indian doctors have used the Glass during surgeries. Earlier this year, Orthopedic surgeon Selen G Parekh used the Glass to perform a successful foot and ankle surgery in Jaipur.

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