Google Glass

By Aditi Pai November 17, 2014
Two and a half years after Google Glass was first announced, its hype train may have lost some steam. According to a report from Reuters, a number of early developers for Google Glass have dropped their projects. Of the 16 Glass app makers that Reuters questioned, nine said that they have stopped working on their projects and three switched from direct-to-consumer offerings to B2B products....
By Brian Dolan October 29, 2014
At Partners HealthCare's Connected Health Symposium last week, Beth Israel Deaconess CIO and SVP Dr. John Halamka led a small panel discussion about the rise of wearables in healthcare with a particular focus on the early days of Google Glass adoption by doctors. In his introductory remarks Halamka briefly laid out a vision for why data from patients' wearables will become increasingly important...
By Aditi Pai September 29, 2014
Austin, Texas-based Pristine, maker of a video streaming Google Glass product for healthcare, raised $5.5 million in a round led by S3 Ventures with participation from Capital Factory, HealthFundr, and strategic clients. This brings the company's total funding to about $6 million. Pristine's flagship product, called EyeSight, streams near-real time audio and video from Glass to authorized iOS...
By Jonah Comstock 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 Jonah Comstock August 25, 2014
Google Glass startup Wearable Intelligence, which, among other things, outfits Google Glass devices for use in hospitals, has raised just under $8 million, according to a report in Fortune. The round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, whose parnter Barry Eggers also joined the board. This is the first funding the company has announced, but Fortune reports the company previously raised seed...
By Aditi Pai 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 Brian Dolan June 26, 2014
According to a recent report from ON World, in the next fives years an estimated 700 million wearable technology devices will ship worldwide, which will make for a $47.4 billion market. The research firm predicts that hardware sales will continue to dominate revenues for the next five years but monitoring services, apps, and subscriptions will have faster growth rates. “Over the past two years,...
By Jonah Comstock 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...
By Jonah Comstock June 13, 2014
Google Now tracking activity. First it was Samsung's SAMI, then Apple's HealthKit. Now Google is, according to a report from Forbes, preparing to launch its own software platform for aggregating fitness and health data. According to Forbes, Google will follow Apple's leads and announce Google Fit at its own developer conference, Google I/O, June 25 and 26. The software will aggregate data...
By Jonah Comstock June 11, 2014
Yosko, a hospital software startup that is now a veteran of three digital health accelerators, is gearing up to launch pilots with as many as five hospitals this year. The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company just graduated from the Sprint-TechStars accelerator and is developing its software for two platforms -- the iPad and Google Glass. The startup is led by wife-and-husband team CEO Dr....