17 November, 2015
Dr. Eduardo García Cruz receives the award for “Best Ideas” from the journal “Diario Médico”
Yesterday, at the National Theatre of Catalonia the awards for “The best ideas 2015” took place. The event was organized by the Diario Médico (Medical Journal) publication which specialises in health and medicine. In this fourteenth edition of the awards, one of our doctors has been featured and presented with an award.
Dr. Eduardo Garcia Cruz, responsible for the Men’s Health Unit, barnaclínic+, received the award for The Best Idea 2015 in the category of Research and pharmacology for the SmartGlass Experience project. Together with Dr. García Cruz, Joanna Parlinska, Design Thinking Manager, and Arthur Bretonnet, Project Manager, both from Soft For You (SFY) , the project’s developer went to collect the prize.
The SmartGlass Experience is a research project with Google Glass promoted by the laboratory Almirall and Soft For You (SFY). It involved the aforementioned Dr. Eduardo Garcia Cruz and Dr. Antonio Alcaraz , Chief of Urology at barnaclínic+ and the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona.
Since last March, and up till now, November 2015, one hundred urologists in Spain have participated in the project, working regularly with Google Glass. Using Google glass has enabled them to consult preoperative examinations and other data of the patient’s medical record during surgery and locate pathologies, such as certain tumors more accurately.
Among the objectives of the project was also to improve the lives of patients. Thanks to the technology of Google Glass, patients can see what the intervention will consist of and even, once the surgery is over, they can watch their own operation.