Since the release of smartphones and the iPad, the healthcare industry has taken a keen interest in adopting portable computing for a clinical environment. And just as quickly as mobility has arrived, those form factors may have to make space for another new gadget, Google Glass.

Over the past two years, clinical staffs have been dipping their toes in the water with a handful of small experiments using Glass, and recent successes have led to a greater interest in the product as a viable medical tool.  Not only are doctors and hospitals intrigued by the prospect of Glass, a number of startups have emerged with the goal of building healthcare-specific software to make the most of Google’s hi-tech headgear. 

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