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Google Glass has seen its fair share of emergency and medical use cases, but today it was announced (via MarketWatch) that CrowdOptic, a provider of broadcasting software for Glass, has partnered with ProTransport-1 to bring said software to the company’s ambulances and “mobile medicine” units.

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Essentially, CrowdOptic’s software will be used in the ambulances to broadcast patient evaluations live to the hospitals or medical institutions that will be receiving said patient. According to the press release, the hope here is to “improve documentation and expand medical consultative opportunities for patients en route.”

But beyond just  providing a video feed to the hospital, ProTransport-1 hopes to adapt the technology to many of the other duties that come with emergency response. “We additionally envision a variety of dispatch, navigation, documentation and operational processes will migrate to CrowdOptic and Google Glass over time,” Leland said.

CrowdOptic has also brought software to the operating room, with software running on a physician’s Glass capable of broadcasting both out to the world as well as inherited on any number of devices in the operating room itself. UCSF is able to hand out Glass devices, already able to toggle between HIPAA-compliance and non-HIPAA-compliance with just a glance.