Randomized clinical simulation trial for evaluating the effect of telemedicine over Smart Glasses
Zerintia’s Smart Glasses technology has been provided to the Universidad Católica de Murcia (UCAM, Catholic University of Murcia) in order to study, within a controlled environment, the potential use of these wearable devices on medical and healthcare environments. We use Google’s smart glasses (Google Glass), but any model of smart glasses may be used: Hololens, Atheer, Vuzix or Epson, among others.
The goal was to evaluate the effect of telematics-based assistance, via Smart Glasses ( Google Glass®), by a remote expert physician for the proper execution of an orotracheal intubation (IOT), which was performed as a clinical simulation by outpatient care nurses.
UCAM randomly distributed the voluntary nurses of Murcia’s Gerencia de Emergencias 061 (Emergency Management) into a group of 25 nurses, telematically assisted via Smart Glasses (GpG), and a group of 25 unassisted nurses (GpC).
The conclusions, even though a greater quantity of tests is required, have been conclusive: Telematics assistance by a remote expert physician using GG improves the percentages and times of a properly-performed IOT by outpatient nurses under simulated clinical situations.