Dr. John Halamka, chief information officer for Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, explores the healthcare IT applications for GoogleGlass.
Last week I had the opportunity to test Google Glass.
It’s basically an Android smartphone (without the cellular transmitter) capable of running Android apps, built into a pair of glasses.
The small prism “screen” displays video at half HD resolution. The sound features use bone conduction, so only the wearer can hear audio output. It has a motion sensitive accelerometer for gestural commands. It has a microphone to support voice commands. The right temple is a touch pad. It has WiFi and Bluetooth. Battery power lasts about a day per charge.