On January 19, Google announced they will no longer be selling their wearable technology known as Glass. The Explorer version of the product was not adopted as quickly as hoped, so they have decided to shut down operations to retool.
Google first released Glass in 2013. Since then, companies have been attempting to identify innovative ways to apply the technology. It was only a matter of time before it made its way into healthcare. Visionaries and entrepreneurs quickly staked their claim for the device as applications for telemedicine, education, and medical scribes rapidly flooded the market.