Google Glass now part of UC Irvine medical school curriculum

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By Andrew Martonik on 14 May 2014 04:22 pm
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As consumers work on making up their mind on how Google Glass will fit into their lives, medical students at University of California, Irvine will be using the wearables for their classes. Announced today, the medical program at UC Irvine is taking on an initial 10 pairs of Google Glass to use in the classroom with third- and fourth-year medical students, with the intention of adding another 30 pairs for use with first- and second-year students later in the year.

As UC Irvine points out, while other schools have dabbled with the idea of using Glass for medicine, it is going all-in with integrating Glass into its full four-year medical school curriculum. The Glass units will be loaded with proprietary software to provide live video streams, information on patient care and learning materials while students are doing hands-on learning.

Source: UC Irvine; Via: 9to5Google

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Google Glass now part of UC Irvine medical school curriculum

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The initial source link describes some of the practical applications. It looks like they have a good grasp of the benefits Glass can bring to the learning/training environment. It will be interesting to follow their roll-out and to see other institutions follow their lead. Thinking back to some of the subjects I studied at university I can list several ways in which Glass would have improved the learning experience.

Now thats a decent use of technology right there, I wouldn't want my heart surgeon googling a how too while I'm on the table though ^^

That would be crazy if the surgeon was watching a video on heart surgery while he is doing a heart surgery.