Google Glass Saves Life: Sudden Cardiac Death Application

Jaycee De Guzman July 7, 2013 0
Google Glass Saves Life: Sudden Cardiac Death Application


Technology is everything in today’s generation. It creates pleasure without the need to go outside and explore. Think about how you spend many hours on your tablet or phone surfing and exploring. Technology is indeed a powerful device, especially when you are about to explore health care related activities. With Google Glass, you do not need to look over the millions of information on the internet, because it can actually save a life. Christian Assad, MD, created the apps and it comes in when someone wearing the device with connected specs and witness someone suffering from cardiac deaths.

The Next Step of Google Glass From Dr. Christian Assad

Christian Assad, MD has finally shared his intelligence by taking the next step with Google Glass. He developed a practical life-saver app. This made Google Glass a real life-saver device. Recently, he profiled the application on his personal blog and relayed an importance that the turning of event showcases how the technology can be applied in public health and medicine issues.

Google Glass: Ok Glass, Save a Life

Aside from just being a technology device, the Google Glass has finally made its way into health-related activities. Both the uses of medical educations and operating rooms are profiled in the Glass. The magical feature of the Glass can be found in its applications, which made the technology useful to medical and health applications. The concept is like a Smartphone where its realization acts as a function over countless app that brings it to life.

The Scenario of CPRGLASS

Let us say, you wore Glass and see someone suffering from cardiac attacks and loss of consciousness. Just say, “OK GLASS, CPRGLASS” and then things are set into motions. Google Glass will instruct you to check the ABC (Assess the Airway, Breathing and Circulation). If no pulse is detected, you say “OK GLASS, No Pulse!” However, if you cannot locate or do not know how to find a pulse, Google Glass can provide you ways to detect a pulse through a regular camera. The regular camera has proven to be accurate. It is an algorithm being developed by MIT, Hao-Yu Wu et al. It demonstrates how a normal camera can detect a pulse with given strong accuracy. The company believes that the incorporation of Eulerian video magnification to algorithm comes for two reasons:

  1. To help the assessment if the compressions are accurate through innovative method.
  2. Tell people if the patient has regained his or her pulse.

Google Glass Saves Life Sudden Cardiac Death Application (2)

What Triggers the Algorithms?

  1. The “staying alive,” a popular beat from the BeeGees starts to guide you to do the proper compressions at a rate of 100/min.
  2. A gyroscope ensures perfection in your compressions.
  3. Tracks the accurate TIME of CPR initiations as well as the # of compressions being given.
  4. It calls 911 using your GPS based location.
  5. It will try to find the nearest AED, via GPS, which the information is obtained by the crowd sourcing. Ex AED4US
  6. It can also send text messages to the nearest hospital, along with the information regarding the ongoing CPR for advanced preparation.
The Combination of Science and Technology

Dr. Christian Assad combines the world of science and the innovation of technology to create a platform that is basic, plain and simple yet important.  From the driving musical beat to scientific underpinning, this is a part of practical innovation where the health in general revolves around technology.

There is no better than owning an incredible technology that can save one’s life. The app is totally worth it. It showcases how technology revolves and how important they are to the lives of the people. They do not only provide proper communication, but also provide life saving auto measures.

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