Google Sees Growing Adoption Of Glass Among Surgeons
I just spotted this post over on Seeking Alpha. As I've always stated, there are professions that will find great use in Glass. It may not be a widespread tool that everyone will have like smartphones, but it's only a subset of the Wearables platform that will include watches, glasses, other types of bracelets, hats, earpiece/earring, shoes, jackets, etc.
All of those form factors have benefits over the others because of their location on the body. I was watching an I/O session about Glass and they briefly ran through a few Glass apps that can only be used for glass. I see one for weightlifters that could count the reps a person was going by the up and down motion. I seen another for golfers that would analyze their swing. I see another app for basketball players that could tell them the velocity and trajectory of their shot. None of that could be done with a watch because there's an eye-level camera and display.
They can use Glass for pulling up X-ray or MRI images on the wearable computer during an operating room procedure, without stepping away from the operating table. Moreover, if a surgeon wearing Glass suddenly faces an unexpected problem in the operating room, she or he could issue the voice command "record video" for sending the real-time video to an expert outside the operating room for immediately consulting how to solve the problem.
Glass is far from being useless now that Android Wear smartwatches are available. This extra bit of info was interesting though:
However, as we mentioned in our original article, regulatory challenges could deter Google from developing a more efficient Glass with increased battery life, sharper resolution and improved voice-recognition capabilities.
SOURCE: Seeking Alpha