When Google Glass was first launched, it was targeted primarily to consumers, the idea being that they would be able to access the web within their line of vision utilizing what was billed as sleek and stylish technology. But it may have found new life in professional settings, including healthcare, where clinicians are using it to increase efficiency.
“(Google) sort of imagined it could be a smartphone-like device, and I had the opportunity to use one in that capacity,” said Lundquist. “It didn’t resonate with me. It wasn’t easy and intuitive to work with in terms of those consumer-like tasks. … But in the office Glass was great."
“In the medical profession, we’re used to using tools and other instruments as part of our trade,” he said. “It seemed to fit much better than in the consumer world.”
The newest and latest version of Glass has improved WiFi capability, the battery lasts longer, the resolution is better and according to Lundquist it’s more streamlined -- not markedly different, but certainly an evolution that has enhanced Dignity’s clinical capabilities.