Google’s newest product, Glass, allows people to overlay what they see with a virtual reality interface. This augmented reality could help doctors overlay important vitals and blood vessels over live patients as they work, to view information that may have not been available previously otherwise.

This same idea of feeding doctors data may work when they need to look up patient record files. Instead of having to look away from the patient, if the patient is in a critical condition during an emergency for example, the doctor could see everything he needs through Google Glass. No need for walking away to access a computer or file of the patient history: it would just be there.

When it comes to patients themselves, Google Glass could help by reminding them to take medication throughout the day or even to exercise.

The possibilities of Glass in the health sector are definitely interesting. We just have to wait for Google Glass to become available to see all of these benefits play out.