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VCs make $3.2 million bet that your doctor will want to use Google Glass

Google Glass For Doctors

We’ve written in the past about how the medical community has become increasingly intrigued by Google Glass as some surgeons see it as a potential tool to help give them crucial data in the middle of operations. Startup company Augmedix also thinks that Glass has a bright future in the doctor’s office and it announced this week that it’s raised $3.2 million in venture capital to help expand both its workforce and improve the quality of its services to doctors.

SFGate reports that Augmedix has designed a program that’s “designed to allow Google Glass-wearing doctors to cut down on paperwork and spend more time with patients,” which is something that would probably be welcome by just about any doctor out there. The advantage to Google Glass is that it lets doctors take and store notes and pictures without looking away from their patients so they don’t have to waste precious time scribbling down symptoms on paper or staring at computer screens. The service also lets doctors pull up patient data instantly using Siri-style voice commands.

“We’re taking advantage of the audiovisual and sensory capabilities of Google Glass, as well as the display, to push information to and from the (electronic health record) seamlessly,” Augmedix CEO Ian Shakil told SFGate.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.