SCAI.14: Putting Google Glass in your tool kit

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Will you be adding Google Glass to your cath lab accoutrements in the future? The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) added a session to explore what role Google Glass might play in interventional cardiology.

SCAI’s 2014 scientific session, scheduled from May 28-31 in Las Vegas, will open its quality improvement track with a one-hour presentation on Google Glass, a big-buzz wearable technology with smartphone features. Attached to eyeglass frames, it can display information and follow verbal commands, potentially leaving users’ hand free for other tasks. The technology is being beta-tested and is expected to become commercially available this year.

SCAI added the session to its program as a way to explore innovation in medicine. It described Google Glass as complementary to interventional cardiology, a field that embraces new technology.

The session will be co-moderated by Morton J. Kern, MD, SCAI.14 program director and associate chief of cardiology at the University of California, Irvine, and Barry F. Uretsky, MD, of Little Rock, Ark.

Other new features at SCAI.14 include a cath lab leadership boot camp. Read an exclusive Q &A here for more information about this inaugural event.