Helping to Save Lives with Hands-Free Computing

Wireless technology helping to save lives.

By Rachael Tajbhai on January 8, 2013

Every second counts for paramedics and emergency medical staff. Getting access to the right information at the right time can be a matter of life or death.

Golden-i wearable computing technology means medics can have that information easily accessible and truly hands-free.

Speech recognition means that workers keep their hands free, which is frequently essential. For paramedics, this reduces the risk of cross-contamination. For firefighters, they can use wearable computers without removing protective gloves.

Ikanos Consulting has developed an application called Paramedic Pro, which allows healthcare workers to access and record information quickly on their Golden-i headsets. They can see patient records on a virtual 15-inch screen, talk to remote colleagues, and use GPS and maps to track their location.

A built-in camera enables direct video communication between field medical staff and the emergency room, so experts at a hospital can assess a situation and provide advice.

Kopin Corporation will be showing the Golden-i wearable headset computer and how it can help improve public safety at the Verizon booth (LVCC, South Hall, #31400) at 2013 CES.

Check out more from Verizon at CES.