Hastings-Quinte paramedics could soon be wearing “smart glasses” as part of a national research experimental project.
The local paramedic services has applied to be part of a pilot research project through the Canada Centre for Security Science.
The idea is to eventually equip paramedics with “smart glasses” allowing paramedics to send and receive real-time data in the back of the ambulance and send it ahead to the hospital emergency department.
Paramedics Chief Doug Socha told the Hastings-Quinte Emergency Measures meeting Wednesday paramedics could use the glasses to deliver medication on site or in the ambulance.
Socha emphasized this will be a series of simulated experiments but in the future there may be sharing of photos with the emergency department.
He says the local service has tried to be a leader in technology advantages, “right now they are talking by radio to physicians, for us to perform medical procedures, and glasses would increase our sharing with key emergency officials.”
The national centre is expected to announce the participants in the project by the end of 2017.