ProTransport-1 to Deploy Google Glass in Ambulances and Mobile Medicine Units

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ProTransport-1 partners with CrowdOptic to deploy Google Glass in ambulances and mobile medicine units for real-time video evaluation of patients during transport.

ProTransport-1, a Northern California based medical transport provider has announced a software partnership with CrowdOptic, maker of mobile and wearable broadcasting solutions to deploy the CrowdOptic Google Glass broadcasting solution in its ambulances and mobile medicine units.

How It Works

ProTransport-1 will use CrowdOptic’s software solution that will allow paramedics and nurses to broadcast through Google Glass a live view of complex cases from the ambulance to medical teams at the receiving hospital during transport. According to the press release, the companies aim to “improve documentation and expand medical consultative opportunities for patients en route.

“CrowdOptic’s see-what-I-see technology allows paramedics and nurses on our ambulances to broadcast the live view of complex cases to medical teams at the hospital”, said Glenn Leland, Chief Strategy Officer for ProTransport-1.

Additionally, ProTransport-1 envisions multiple opportunities to utilize CrowdOptic’s software particularly in the mobile medical setting by enabling a two-way educational forum between a patient in their home and providers.  “We additionally envision a variety of dispatch, navigation, documentation and operational processes will migrate to CrowdOptic and Google Glass over time” said Glenn Leland, Chief Strategy Officer for ProTransport-1.

Last month, CrowdOptic announced a partnership with UCSF to test CrowdOptic software to enhance physician training and patient care. During the test period, CrowdOptic software, which live streams video footage from wearable devices like Google Glass, will record multiple vantage points during procedures by UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery faculty and then broadcast to offsite locations as a way to enhance communication and educate remote physicians. Visiting physicians will be able to observe multiple surgical procedures at once through Google Glass, as well as inherit each other’s views.