Google Glass is a multipurpose device that can be used to keep updated with incoming notifications, search for information or check emails. However, it appears Glass can do other things, too, along the lines of saving lives.
According to a report from the Boston Globe, a doctor working at Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center managed to use Glass to save the life of a patient who was suffering from bleeding inside the brain. Dr. Steven Horng is the man who should be credited for his quick thinking, for if it wasn't for him, the patient could have died.
The Globe reports that the patient was allergic to certain drugs that had the ability to stop the bleeding, but Dr. Steven Horng did not know which ones. With little time left, Dr. Horng fired up his Google Glass device and searched for the patient's medical records online, which helped him to come across the relevant information he needed to stabilize the patient's condition.
This is a great story, and gives us the impression that Google Glass and other similar devices have the potential to do much good in the world, given the chance.
It possible Glass could be used in law enforcement to help officers find certain locations using Google Maps. It could also be used for face recognition purposes to help identify criminals.
Furthermore, it is possible Glass could also be used in news broadcasting for video call interviews, or to stay up-to-date with relevant incoming information. This might not be possible with Glass in its current form, but future updates could transform the device into a dream toy for news broadcasters around the world.
When it comes down to preparing meals, Glass could be used to find recipes on the Internet, along with video tutorials on how to prepare a meal. Many folks who are lacking the skills of being a great cook could improve with Glass if they so wish.
Google Glass should be seen as a revolutionary product, with endless possibilities. With Microsoft and others making a serious push to bring forth future augmented reality glasses, things can only get better with time, and more competition in the space.