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Dr. Hiep Nguyen led app’s development.
Dr. Hiep Nguyen led app’s development.Boston Children’s Hospital

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Scituate entrepreneur John Rodley is working on Google Glass software for use in hospitals. He showed off his progress so far in Cambridge late last month at AngelHack, a competition for entrepreneurs and web developers. A nurse wearing Glass with Rodley’s app would be able to livestream video, along with vital signs, to the doctor or specialist elsewhere in the building. “It gives them the first-person view of what’s happening at the bedside, along with data like heart rate and blood pressure. If they can’t see it, they’re not going to venture an opinion about the appropriate treatment until they get there,” he says. The doctor can also use Glass to ask questions or communicate with the caregiver in the patient’s room.

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