GoogleGlass Update. Nooo, Not The Video!!!

My email to Google, earlier today, after learning that the new update removes the video call feature from Glass:

The removal of video feature is really a deadly blow for Glass in Medicine!
The use in Med Ed, Telemedicine, Tele-mentoring, Tele-consulting is Now NOT possible!
I only hope that this is restored in the next update.
There’s a very active, important, growing professional community that has been working around Glass in Healthcare, who depends on this particular characteristic of Glass.
Please reconsider the decision of taking video away, or at least allow some user subgroups to choose whether to update.
Folks like me and several others, from Maine and Boston to San Francisco and Beyond our borders, must have the video option to be able to make Glass an important tool in Healthcare and Medical Education.

Personally, Always trust that Google will do the “right and bright” thing!
Video calls are essential if Glass is to be used as a professional tool (healthcare, technical disciplines, law engine cement, education, etc!)
I trust that Google is working on improving and optimizing a feature that certainly was “less-than-ideal” in the way it was working; at the same time, I wish we could keep using it until a better feature was already available, so that we wouldn’t have to halt our experience and development of Glass in Healthcare.
Also, Google should feel free to ask and “tap” the pool of “expert”, pioneer Explorers, to get our sense, opinion and even, maybe, recommendations before moving forward as Glass evolves!
I think that is one of the main advantages and “cleverness” of the Glass Explorers Program.
Thanks!
Respectfully.

@ZGJR
Rgrosssz.com
Rafael Grossmann, MD, FACS

  1. Angel Gonzalez
    April 16, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Gracias Rafa! No entiendo como estos de Google piensan en retirar una de las mejores funcionalidades – el video – de sus Glass. Espero que posts como el tuyo (genial) sirvan para que lo reconsideren. Ya lo he compartido por las redes sociales…spreading the word!! Abrazos y hasta pronto.

    Ángel

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  2. April 16, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Dear Rafael, being both explorer in health from the very beginning, we’ve tried several options and use cases for health(care) (https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130815203138-19886490-google-glas-in-or) Looking to our research done with the remote tele-consultation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Glass#Healthcare_applications) we’ve didn’t really had a fair case for it, looking into the quality of the stream. The recorded stream is GREAT and we do use that a lot of times. But live-streaming from the glass (actually performing a video-call) hasn’t brought to us what is useful. Until the quality (which is very much depending on things like bandwidth etc) is good, i won’t miss it to be honest.

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  3. April 18, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Dear Raffael, both being explorer in health from the very beginning, we’ve tried several options and use cases for health(care) (https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130815203138-19886490-google-glas-in-or)

    Looking to our research done with the remote tele-consultation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Glass#Healthcare_applications) we’ve didn’t really had a fair case for it, looking from the quality of the stream.

    The recorded stream is GREAT and we do use that a lot of times.

    But live-streaming from the glass (actually performing a video-call) hasn’t brought to us what is useful. Until the quality (which is very much depending on things like bandwidth etc) is good, i won’t miss it to be honest.

    Google states that is is not complying with their standards , so maybe after some changes i could imagine it will come back.

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    • April 18, 2014 at 5:58 pm

      Thxs my friend. You are right 100%. Nevertheless, the video call option opens great possibilities for us, specially in telemedicine, acute consults. Better that video than just a voice. I wish they could keep it live until the next, improved version would be available.

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  4. May 23, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Not yet. Soon

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  1. April 16, 2014 at 5:15 pm

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