Groundbreaking. Life-changing. Transformational.

These are the adjectives often used to describe Google Glass and its potential to alter how we experience the world.

In healthcare, the potential is seemingly infinite. Researchers, technologists, administrators, and clinical experts are already evaluating and developing solutions using Glass that promise to transform the healthcare experience for clinicians and patients alike.

For example, a recent Google Glass Challenge held by Medtech Boston received more than 50 submissions from clinicians across the country. The winning idea, from a Harvard plastic surgery resident, focuses on using Glass to connect remote, resource-poor healthcare settings with urban specialists who could recommend treatments for injuries.