Google Glass gets the ability to perform facial recognition tasks via health care related app. MedRef for Glass was devised to help health care professional’s access patient records using facial recognition. The app is designed by a programmer, Lance Nanek, after hearing that hospitals are full of employees trying to get information with their hands full. The device seems perfectly suited for hospital use with Google Glass letting you use your hands for other things. The app makes use of Google Glass timeline cards which needs voice commands. Glass users have options to ‘Set Patient’ or ‘Add Note’ with MedRef. The software enables users to track patients using photos or text.
Users can tell Glass that a patient has specific allergies or requires specific care in the hospital, and the information will be stored for future use. However, the info can be retrieved by tapping Glass or via facial recognition. The open source MedRef app is available from GitHub. As per a tweet that came from a client called ‘Twitter for Glass’, there are rumors of a Twitter app for Glass. However, the apps developed for Google Glass include one that enable videos shot with the device to be uploaded to a YouTube channel.
Source : phonearena