Me, at 9to5Google:
To further prove this morning that Google’s troubled head-mounted display device isn’t done yet, Glass for Work startup Augmedix — which deploys wearable solutions for healthcare systems and hospitals — announced that it has raised $17 million in funding from five leading healthcare systems across the U.S. And CrowdOptic has announced that it has now surpassed 10,000 Glass livestreams…
Not surprising if you’ve been following Glass. Cool to see the first on-the-record mention of “next-gen” hardware from Augmedix.
Augmedix, the San Francisco medical startup, has now secured $7.3 million to fund their Google Glass app directed at doctors. Prior to this large investment into Augmedix’s project, they were announced as a Glass Work Certified partner. With this certification, Augmedix will now be able to distribute Glass units to customers and have the ability to provide exclusive support.
Augmedix has also teamed up with Dignity Health to help spend less time on the computer and more time helping each patient. At the moment, Augmedix’s app for Google Glass is in use in nine health clinics to better serve patients. CEO Ian Shakil stated that Augmedix will expand to other Dignity Health clinics of the course of the year which means they will be expanding into more locations throughout states such as California, Arizona, and Nevada.
In order to use this app doctors will have to subscribe and pay monthly in addition to support from Augmedix. More features for the Google Glass app are underway in the Augmedix labs.
With the funding Augmedix has received, it is no doubt we will continue to see them bring Google Glass into the medical field.
Source: Fox Business, Augmedix