Glass Diagnostics

It appears that there may be uses for Google Glass beyond wearing them to attract mates and to make everyone not wearing them feel like outsiders.

In what amounts to a teaser for how Glass and similar tools may one day be used in medicine, an inventive group of UCLA scientists have worked up an app that uses the space-age specs to make it much faster and easier to get the results of medical diagnostic tests.

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