Alphabet Targets Connected Vertical Markets, New Partnerships With Google Glass Enterprise

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Hodei Technology's solution enables health-care providers to check in on patients hundreds of miles away using Google Glass Enterprise. For instance, if a nurse is wearing the device, a doctor could use it to talk to, observe and check in on patients from the other end.

"Canada is a very large space with a dispersed population … this solution allows an expert in a hospital to oversee care 800 miles away," Guy Mascaro, president and CEO of Hodei Technology, told CRN. “With our HCview GEMINI technology featuring Glass, a nurse or PA can be the eyes, ears and hands of a doctor or specialist hundreds of miles away and the doctor can see the patient as if he or she was in the room looking at them directly. This is true virtual telepresence that the healthcare industry has not yet experienced."   

Mascaro said that Google Glass Enterprise's camera quality and processing speed have helped make the wearable an acceptable option for health-care providers that  want to use it to interact with patients.

"[Alphabet] is working with partners who have solutions to help them deploy technology in these markets … now with strong strategic partners, I think we'll see wearables leapfrog in health care," he said. "We have a wonderful relationship with Alphabet] … they are an equal part in helping us achieve our vision in health care."

Google Glass Enterprise already is in the hands of several customers, including GE, agricultural company AGCO and Trinity Health, according to Kothari. 

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