MedTech Boston Announces the Google Glass Challenge Final Pitch-Off

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13 Semi-Finalists to Pitch Their Ideas for Using Google Glass to Improve Health Care to an Expert Panel of Clinicians, Entrepreneurs and Technologists on April 23

Google Glass Challenge Final Smackdown
Given the caliber of our speakers, panelists and challengers, we’re expecting a packed house and a lively networking hour afterwards.

MedTech Boston, the premier online source for news about medical innovation in Boston, today announced the Final Pitch-Off Event for the Google Glass Challenge. Finalists will gather at Google Cambridge Center on Wednesday, April 23, to present their ideas for using Google Glass to improve healthcare delivery and patient outcomes. Keynote speakers Rafael Grossmann, MD, the first surgeon to use Google Glass in the OR; Chris Coburn, Vice President, Innovation at Partners HealthCare; Steven Horng, MD, MMSc, FACEP, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Emergency and Informatics Physician; and Nayan Jain, White House Innovation Fellow, will give their thoughts on the future of Google Glass on the clinical front lines. Brian Cusack, Industry Director, Healthcare at Google, will introduce the event.

Three Google Glass Challenge qualifying rounds were run between February 10 and March 22, during which over 50 ideas were submitted by clinicians from around the country. An expert panel of technologists, clinicians and businesspeople reviewed these submissions and selected 13 semi-finalists, who will present their ideas at the Final Pitch-Off. Following these presentations, a panel of 8 clinician innovators will answer audience questions about how Glass will change medicine in the coming years.

“We’re really delighted that so many innovative institutions have gotten on board to sponsor this event” said Jennifer Joe, MD, Founder and Editor in Chief of MedTech Boston. “Given the caliber of our speakers, panelists and challengers, we’re expecting a packed house and a lively networking hour afterwards.”

The event is sponsored by Medstro (, the new social and professional network designed by physicians for physicians. Other sponsors include Google, Google Glass New England, MIT H@cking Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital’s Hacking Pediatrics, the Brigham and Women’s Hospital iHUB and Health Innovators.

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