Hi AppNewser readers - we're now a part of Mediabistro's SocialTimes.com. For more great App news, reviews, guides and tips, head over to InsideMobileApps.

Google Glass Hackers Creates Facial Recognition App for Doctors

The biggest fear for non-Glass users have arrived, but it’s potentially for a good cause – Google Glass with facial recognition for doctors and hospitals. The creators of MedRef for Glass is hoping that the app will be great for hands-free care.

MedRec adds timeline cards and sharing contacts to Google Glass heads up display. These can be interacted with to lookup patient records by saying their name or taking a picture of their face. Care givers can then append photo and transcribed voice notes easily to get the most accessible and complete data possible applied to the patient’s treatment.


Given the nature of medicine and use of robotics pharmacy, Google Glass may be the early precursor to cyborg-style medical care. What do you think? Does Google Glass lack the human appeal of patient care or do you think reducing bacterial transmission is worth the strange eyewear?

Related Stories
Mediabistro Course

Social Media 201

Social Media 201Starting October 13Social Media 201 picks up where Social Media 101 left off, to provide you with hands-on instruction for gaining likes, followers, retweets, favorites, pins, and engagement. Social media experts will teach you how to make social media marketing work for your bottom line and achieving your business goals. Register now!