I. Non-Developers like me:http://esausilva.com/misc/android/platform-tools-osx.zip
If you are a developer… You dont need advice from a noob
II. Get Launchy.APK
http://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=22979706399752795Do not get overwhelmed. It is easier than it looks…
In order to get ADB to work you must go to terminal
1) Get info of location where you have adb (cd /Users/X-Tian/Desktop/adb)
2) To take make sure Glass is detected by your computer
a. type ./adb devices
3) To install something
a. ./adb install -r /(directory/theapplication you want to install.apk)
4) To see all the junk you have installed
a. type ./adb shell
b. pm list packages
5) If you want to uninstall something. Identify the package and the uninstall
a. ./adb uninstall (package name) ex (./adb uninstall crystalshopper.android)
More helpful info at:
Thanks to Cecilia Abadie for helping me out
*UPDATE: 7/8/2013 It is my pleasure to announce that @AED4US is uniting with CPRGLASS to make it even more functional and useful! This is thanks to the vision and efforts of my friend and colleague, Lucien Engelen, Director Radboud REshape & Innovation Center / Faculty Singularity University – FutureMed / Founder & Curator, TEDxMaastricht @compassion4care @aed4US
We have recently seen Google Glass used for MEDED purposes, from tutorials on how to do medical procedures to the Telemedicine potential (Check Surgeon, Rafael Grossman’s work in “Inside The Operating Room With Google Glass” and “How Google Glass Is Changing Medical Education”) I am part of such projects and will continue to work on these aspects but in my opinion that is not the strongest point GLASS has. In order to see the potential of glass one needs to answer the following question. What is a smartphone without the applications you install? Answer-> A simple, and mundane phone that takes pictures and video. Therefore, a smartphone’s potential is directly linked to the apps the user has installed.
Same applies to GLASS. Many people do not understand the potential of glass in healthcare and that is the reason why I decided to develop CPRGlass. With the help of Chris Vukin and Thomas Schwartz from the evermed team (which is disrupting the conventional EMR model with GLASS technology) we have developed a prototype of an application that will help anyone perform the best CPR possible in a given situation.
In a recent article published in Resuscitation Urban concluded the following “Less than one fifth of surveyed laypersons know of Hands-Only™ CPR yet only three quarters would be willing to perform Hands-Only™ CPR even on a stranger. Efforts to increase layperson education are required to enhance CPR performance” This will be the most innovative effort you will see.
Before I get to how CPRGLASS works, I would recommend for you to watch the video created by The American Heart Association with Ken Jeong Hands-Only CPR( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5hP4DIBCEE )in this video, the song Staying Alive marks the pace. The goal is to do 100 compressions per minute and the rythm of the song matches this pace. In addition, the hypothesis is, that the song could also help make the situation less stressfull. (This is just a hypothesis but future trials might help with this and other questions, remember this is just the initial prototype)
THE CPRGLASS SCENARIO
1) Person walking, witnesses someone passing out (syncope)
2) Individual says “OK GLASS, CPRGLASS”
A) Instructions appear ABC (Assess Airway Breathing and Circulation)
B) “OK GLASS, No Pulse!” * An algorithm developed by Hao-Yu Wu et al at MIT demonstrate how a normal camera can detect a pulse in a person with strong accuracy. We are looking incorporate such algorithm aka (which will be open source) ”Eulerian video magnification” to CPRGLASS for 2 reasons;
1) WIll help as an innovative method to assess if the compressions are adequate
2) Will be able to tell us if patient has regained pulse if we stop compressions, possibly, instead of even having to look for a
3) This triggers the following algorithm
A) Staying Alive Music starts which will guide you to do the compressions at a rate of 100/min. (Like AHA Video)
B) Gyroscope tells you if compressions are adequate enough by moving
C) Tracks TIME of CPR initiation and # of compressions given
D) Calls 911 with your GPS based location
E) Via GPS will try to find nearest AED which information is being obtained by crowdsourcing. Ex AED4US
F) Sends Txt Msg to nearest hospital with information regarding ungoing CPR for them to get prepared
* More functions, including live hangout with ED physicians will be mentioned in a later post.
Example of Eulerian Video Magnification from MIT
3) Current knowledge of and willingness to perform Hands-Only™ CPR in laypersons. Resuscitation. 2013 Apr 22. pii: S0300-9572(13)00225-6. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2013.04.014.
4) Field JM, Hazinski MF, Sayre MR, et al. Part 1: Executive Summary: 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and
Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Circulation. 2010 Nov 2;122(18 Suppl 3):S640-56.
5) MIT algorithm measures your pulse by looking at your face http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012-07/25/mit-algorithm
I picked up my google GLASS last week and so far I am very happy with them. Describing them with words would not do them justice. Since many colleagues and friends have been asking about them I decided to make a small video. Please excuse video quality and lack of editing. I am moving and not much time in my hands
The first video shows the unboxing of glass, second one I briefly mention potential uses, and third the official Google Glass tutorial on getting started.
If you have any questions feel free to contact me. Twitter Christianassad and same goes for google+
Exciting times ahead in Medicine!
1) Glass Unboxing
2) Just some few Examples of Potential Glass uses in Healthcare
3) The original Google Glass getting started video
A post that you might also find helpful comes from Melissa McCormack, Managing Editor of Software Advice’s The Profitable Practice.
Google Glass: Whether or not you’re excited about its use as a consumer device, you have to recognize the potential benefits it can offer the medical community. Software Advice, a company that connects medical software buyers to live expertise, contemplates a few of the potential uses for Glass in health care.
One exciting possibility is the use of Glass in surgery. There are the academic uses of course: a surgeon live-streaming her procedure to a group of medical students, or a surgical resident streaming his procedure to a supervising physician. Compared to current video conferencing technology, Glass would save time in setup and provide an easy and compelling first-person view of the action.
But there are other potential surgical uses as well. For example, a surgeon could video conference with consulting specialists during a procedure – and that feedback could be delivered directly to his plane of vision, rather than the surgeon having to reference a peripheral screen.
Along those same lines, think about surgeries where X-ray, ultrasound, or camera-equipped scopes are used to track positioning of surgical instruments. Those images, too, could be delivered to a surgeon “in eye” instead of him having to move focus from the patient to a screen. Here, Glass facilitates the ideal alignment of the surgeon’s attention with the patient.
To read about other potential uses of Glass in medicine, view the full article here: http://profitable-practice.softwareadvice.com/will-google-glass-change-the-face-of-medicine-0613/ below is a summary she has done of the article but I suggest checking the full article for a more descriptive experience.
Advances in artificial intelligence, robotics, infinite computing, ubiquitous broadband networks, digital manufacturing, nanomaterials, synthetic biology, and many other exponentially growing technologies will enable us to make greater gains in the next two decades than we have in the previous two hundred years.
In order to understand why I say this, one needs to understand the basis of Moore’s law and exponential thinking. What does this mean? It means that the technology created in the past has helped develop the technology of tomorrow in an exponential pace and will continue to do so. Say what? Lets say you were asked the following question “From your current location, where would you be if you took 30 steps?” You would probably be able to say with accuracy your location. Now, if we address this in an exponential concept. Taking 30 steps exponentially (1-2-4-8-16-32-64-128 etc) you would end up 1 billion steps away. Would you have been able to predict this? Likely not since most of us are linear thinkers. This is the foundation of exponential technology. Most people in healthcare are not used to thinking about how technologies that grow at this rate will impact our future and doing so is a key component in making this a better world. If you want more information regarding this, don’t miss the article from Nature “Moore’s law is not just for computers”
Ok… What does any of this have to do with cardiology or the ACC? ACC ’13 marks the third year that The Cardiovascular Education Innovation Forum has been a part of the annual meeting. Despite it’s recent inception, this Forum has been growing linearly (I am trying to change that but there are many obstacles!). This year’s Forum was a little different than prior years. Three fellows, including myself, joined the program committee and helped determine the topics and speakers. Our goal is to mold the Forum into what we know it can become. I have been fortunate enough to be a Singularity University Futuremed alumni in 2011 and 2013. The mission of Singularity University is “How to impact the lives of 1 billion people in 10 years”. (For those not familiar with it, please check it out at http://futuremed2020.com/). Will this happen by placing better drug-eluting or bioabsorbable stents? How about renal artery denervation or TAVR. Change of this magnitude in healthcare will require new strategies and technology along with a different way of thinking. Not just a new design of an existing product. And by the way, I am starting interventional cardiology in June 2013, but then pursuing a biodesign fellowship. I am certain that tech-savy healthcare providers who have embraced technology will lead the revolution in healthcare change.
That is the goal of the cardiovascular innovation forum. To show and motivate every cardiologist to try and impact the life of hundreds at a time. This year the CVIEF invited The Society of Physician entrepreneurs to help and orient cardiologists on the path to materializing our ideas. Venture Capitalists and Angel investors that talked about what type of ideas they are likely to fund, how to approach them, a gameplan to follow.
I invited the “Disruptive” Dr. David Albert , creator of the alivecor. Everyone should know what it is, but for those that don’t, it is an iphone case that has 2 finger sensors in the back, and when placed, it detects an ekg tracing (Lead I, but some hacks can be done to obtain more) which you then see in your screen and can transmit it to the cloud. Joe smith from west wireless, Mathew Patterson from airstrip technology and last but not least Daniel Kraft from the FutureMed program of Singularity University. His talk was “Exploring the frontiers of exponential technologies in Cardiology”
Dr. Kraft started talking in the last hour of the expo, from 1 to 2. This very challenging time was due to his busy schedule. Another challenge was he was talking for an hour. Some were hesitant about allotting 1 hour to a speaker but I was 100% sure the audience would respond. After sending a couple of tweets to the ACC13 hashtag, the audience grew and was captivated in a matter of minutes. Cardiologists were just amazed on what technology had to offer to us, and how a cocktail of medicine, technology and innovation could be the savior of healthcare. If you want details on topics he spoke about, please check The FutureMed Magazine at http://futuremed2020.com/magazine.
60 minutes later no one had moved. Cardiologists, who are stereotyped to have short attention span were glued to their seats for the next hour. Quotes from the audience after his talk “This is the talk that everyone at ACC should have heard”, “I had no clue those things were possible”, “Why is the Cardiovascular Innovation forum in this corner?”, “That was mind blowing” and from a lot of people “Thank you for assembling this” It was a pleasure being a part of the Cardiovascular Innovations Educational Forum at ACC ’13. II hope to see it grow exponentially for ACC ‘14
Many will agree with me, many will not. If you do not, I will invite you for a cup of java in 2 years and see what you think by then. Feel free to contact me twitter @christianassad
e-mail: christian.assad at singularityu.org