Google Glass to demonstrate how to begin a patient exam.

This is what I call good use of new technology. Stanford physician Abraham Verghese, MD, developed the Stanford Medicine 25. With the Stanford Medicine 25, residents and students are taught techniques and skills during workshops and while rounding on the wards at Stanford Hospital. The Stanford Medicine 25 website features videos and descriptions of each of the 25 topics. It includes a series of hands-on workshops teaching 25 essential techniques for examining patients.

In this recently posted video, Verghese donned Google Glass and offers a first-person perspective of how he would approach a patient and begin examining the individual’s pulse and hand.