OC Register | Google Glass Taps Digital Technology

In its Quest to Transform Education, Google Glass Taps Digital technology.

UC Irvine is teaming up with Google Inc. to become the first medical school in the nation to outfit its students with the company’s Glass wearable technology. Students will be able to witness doctors’ surgeries or patient visits up close and personal, while sitting miles away.

Joe Randolph, president and CEO of the Innovation Institute, a spinoff of the St. Joseph Health System in Orange, said UCI’s adoption of Glass in its medical curriculum was exciting because it could help discover effective ways to use the fledgling technology.

“I think the medical industry is struggling with the best application for Google Glass,” he said. “Getting future physicians comfortable with the technology is a good way to introduce it to the industry itself.” Read more…