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Medical schools have been eyeing Google Glass for some time, but the UC Irvine School of Medicine is making the device a standard tool for its four-year program. Starting this month, third- and fourth-year med students will sport ten of Mountain View's headsets during surgery and emergency training situations. In August, 20-30 more pairs of Glass will join first- and second-year students to enhance anatomy labs, simulations, ultrasounds and more. As you might expect, instructors will have access too, giving a first-person perspective during instruction and the ability to transmit patient info in real time. Of course, that former scenario works in reverse, offering faculty the student's view when needed. In terms of privacy, the high-tech spectacles will feature proprietary software to keep all coursework HIPAA compliant.

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UC Irvine School of Medicine outfits students with Google Glass