CrowdOptic

By Jonah Comstock 03:52 pm May 2, 2016
When we reported on Augmedix's $17 million funding round last week, we noted that most of the other healthcare-focused Google Glass startups had pivoted into other areas. We mentioned Pristine, Wearable Intelligence, and Remedy, but left out a few more, including CrowdOptic, an enterprise livestreaming company that, in fact, continues its work in healthcare. CrowdOptic today announced its first...
By Jonah Comstock 10:26 am July 15, 2015
It's been clear for a while that Google sees the future of the Glass program in the enterprise, rather than through the Explorer program or directly to consumers. Now 9to5Google is reporting that Glass version 2, due out this year, will be distributed exclusively through Google's Glass at Work partners. A full five out of ten of those partners are healthcare or healthcare-adjacent companies:...
By Jonah Comstock 10:31 am February 13, 2015
After two and half years of negotiations with Google and with the Illinois Department of Public Health, a Skokie, Illinois ambulance service is about to roll out a program to give doctors live access to paramedics' points of view via Google Glass. The Medical Express Ambulance Service, or MedEx for short, will use software developed by Pristine and will work with The Advocate Illinois Masonic...
By Jonah Comstock 09:37 am September 17, 2014
A new pilot study from Stanford University shows that Google Glass can help surgeons monitor patients' vital signs more closely during surgery, potentially helping them to prevent more complications. Researchers used a software called VitalStream from VitalMedicals, a startup led by a Stanford surgeon who was involved in the study. "During conscious sedation procedures where you don’t have an...
By Aditi Pai 08:48 am July 31, 2014
Stanford University Medical Center's Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery has started using Google Glass in its resident training program. Stanford will use software from Glass app maker CrowdOptic to help train residents on performing cardiothoracic surgery. While a resident is operating on a patient, surgeons can use the CrowdOptic software to watch the resident's progress and send visual...
By Jonah Comstock 08:52 am June 17, 2014
San Francisco-based Augmedix, one of several startups developing Google Glass software and modifications for hospital use cases, has raised $7.3 million in a round led by DCM and Emergence Capital Partners. This includes the $3.2 million the company announced in March, and $4.1 million in additional new funding. The company also announced two other milestones: it has been named a certified Glass...