“We have deployed EyeSight in ERs, ORs, ICUs, ambulances, and even patients’ homes,” added Samani. “We understand that security is paramount. There is a lot of misinformation about Glass and privacy out in the wild; we have gone the extra mile to guarantee security and control for our clients. Our utmost focus on security will fuel our growth as we scale our wearable communication technology throughout healthcare and across other industries.”
“The mirror API is pretty much unusable for anything healthcare related, because everything gets routed through Google’s own servers. Google told us flat out, ‘We do not want you putting healthcare data on our servers.’ Google knows the privacy advocates will be all over them for it, so they’re discouraging it from the start.”
Samani and his team had to keep that in mind when developing Pristine’s Eyesight (an app that provides streaming video between Glass and mobile devices) as well as its CheckLists app (which provides check list prompts during clinical procedures).
As a result, Pristine keeps all the data transmitted via its app behind a hospital’s firewall; no data from Glass ever leaves the network. “It literally becomes 10 times harder to close the deal and make things happen when the ‘This lives inside your firewall’ and ‘This doesn’t live inside your firewall’ conversations begin.’ We made the decision to install our software locally to avoid exactly this debate,” said Samani.