Currently, we have two projects involving Google Glass, one for paramedics and one for medical doctors. The main advantage of Google Glass over other user interfaces such as smartphones is the ability to interact with it without much hands interaction. More information: antoine.widmer[at]

Google Glass for paramedics

Google Glass for medical doctors

Offering the possibility to conduct diagnosis in a non-disruptive fashion, Google Glass is used to help medical doctors to access an image retrieval system (Khresmoi – Paradise). During a patient consultation, a medical doctor would be able to take a picture of a medical case using the camera mounted on Google Glass. Google Glass sends the picture to Khresmoi to retrieve similare cases.

Related Publications

A. Widmer, R. Schaer, D. Markonis and H. Müller, “Facilitating Medical Information Search Using Google Glass Connected to a Content-Based Medical Image Retrieval System”, 36th Annual Conference of the IEEE Engineering in medicine and Biology Society (IEEE EMBC 2014), August 26-30 2014, Chicago, IL