Melissa McCormack, editora de Software Advice recientemente escribió en su columna de como podríamos utilizar la Realidad Aumentada en nuestro trabajo diario como médicos.
Aqui les dejo un resumen en inglés que nos ha facilitado Melissa especialmente para EMRadCR.
Software Advice, a company that provides resources and reviews for medical software buyers, anticipates that Glass and wearable technology will change the way care is delivered, making valuable interactions and exchanges of information faster, easier, and cheaper.
Glass could serve as a heads-up display for surgeons during procedures. With the right software development, Google Glass could display the video feed from a video-enabled endoscope right on screen. Instead of the surgeon having to turn his head and look at a separate monitor to view the video, Glass could show it to him right in his plane of vision. This would mean the surgeon would be able to see both outside and inside his patient at once, all in front of his eyes.
Surgeons could also videoconference live with consulting specialists during procedures. Today these interactions take place in some operating rooms with recording equipment set up to record a procedure, and a screen that displays the consulting physicians in the OR. Again, this requires an operating surgeon to turn her head away from the patient if she wants to see the consulting physicians. Glass would allow that consulting feedback to be displayed “in eye,” giving the surgeon hands-free access to valuable feedback from consultants who would be seeing the procedure from a first-person point of view.
In-the-field practitioners would also benefit from these hands-free instant videoconferencing capabilities. Imagine if a medic on a battlefield treating a soldier with an eye injury could conference live with an ophthalmologist – without having to set up extra equipment or manipulate a camera. Similarly, an emergency medical technician or first-responder called to the scene of a coronary embolism could videoconference live with a cardiac specialist at a nearby hospital. The first-responder would have a hands-free instant exchange of valuable information, and in addition the hospital could document information about the patient and prepare for his arrival before he even gets to the emergency department.
These are just some of the ways Glass could foreseeably impact the medical field in the not-so-distant future. But Google Glass and other wearable technologies are still in their infancy: it’s likely that a few years from now, emergency medicine departments and other practitioners will be using wearables in ways that we can’t predict today. Augmented reality is coming, and doctors and patients will see increased efficiencies and improved quality of care as a result.
Como pueden ver el panorama que nos da Melissa sin duda es excitante, las posibilidades de uso son innumerables, considero que la Tecnología como el Proyecto Glass va a redefinir la forma en la que practicamos la medicina.
Para ver el artículo original de Melissa visiten http://profitable-practice.softwareadvice.com/will-google-glass-change-the-face-of-medicine-0613/