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Two former Stanford University students who created a startup to help doctors use Google Glass to view and update patient records have raised $3.2M in venture capital funding, reports SFGate.

Augmedix’s founders say that physicians currently spend around a third of their time with a patient looking at a computer screen, and that using Glass instead will allow them to spend more time communicating with patients … 

As a doctor wearing Glass talks to a patient, the information shared is recorded electronically. After the visit, the doctor will be able to pull up desired data on Glass through voice command — “kind of like Siri or OnStar,” Shakil told me in an interview.

“We’re taking advantage of the audiovisual and sensory capabilities of Google Glass, as well as the display, to push information to and from the (electronic health record) seamlessly,” he said.

There has been a huge amount of interest in the potential for Glass in medicine. Last month, two surgeons used Glass to enable them to pull up x-ray and MRI images by voice commands during an operation to remove a cancerous tumor, and a similar proof of concept was created to provide surgeons with access to a wide range of patient data during an operation. Glass has also been used to share operations with colleagues and students across town, and there’s an app that uses facial recognition to automatically pull up patient medical records.

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