Anesthesiologists Use Glass to Monitor Vital Signs in OR
mAY 1, 2014
The future of healthcare
Imagine a device that allows doctors performing surgery to simultaneously monitor a patient’s
vital signs and react to changes – without ever having to take their eyes off the procedure or patient.
We’ve imagined it and more.
Watch Video: The Future Of Healthcare – Philips Google Glass
By connecting game-changing technologies from Google and Philips IntelliVue Solutions, we have simulated the first proof of concept for the seamless transfer of patient vital signs into Google Glass.
A whole new way for doctors to quickly get the information they need when they need it most. Our proof of concept, collaborated upon with Accenture, demonstrates how clinicians can benefit from hands-free, voice-controlled access to critical data while in the operating room or on the go in the hospital.
The Google Glass IntelliVue Solutions concept is a notable milestone in our research into emerging technologies and how they can be applied in healthcare to improve patient care.
“I think it’s a great stepping stone that will
make the care of patients go a little bit
smoother and our jobs a little bit easier.”
– David Feinstein, MD, Staff Anesthesiologist
Dr. David Feinstein with Philips and Accenture
developers test out Google Glass before entering OR simulator lab. Google Glass and Philips’ Intellivue Solutions originates from Philips’ newly created ‘Digital Accelerator Lab,’ Their research looks at the ability for clinicians to call up images and other clinical information including data from patients’ records from anywhere in the hospital using wearable technology.
Anesthesiologist keeps his attention on the patient while maintaining a view of IntelliVue vital signs via Google Glass, as seen in this OR simulator lab test. (Researchers from Philips’ newly created ‘Digital Accelerator Lab,’ a cross-sector innovation platform with labs based in the Netherlands and India, collaborated with researchers from Accenture Technology Labs to explore the potential use of Google Glass in clinical settings.)
Anesthesiologist’s view via Google Glass of IntelliVue vital signs in an OR simulator lab test. These developments may show how to possibly enable doctors and anesthesiologists to keep their focus on the patient while simultaneously obtaining a live view of critical patient monitoring data.
Anethesiologist in OR simulator lab keeps track of patient and vital signs during simulated surgery via Google Glass. The resulting proof of concept allows Philips to further explore custom features for Google Glass that integrate seamlessly with Philips’ healthcare solutions.