Augmedix Inc, a start-up that uses Alphabet Inc’s Google Glass is a provider of documentation services to doctors and other healthcare workers. It has said on Monday it had closed a $17 million funding round led by investment firm Redmile Group.
The company’s employees transcribe doctors’ notes and update patients’ electronic medical record through Google Glass. The San Francisco company, which has already raised $40 million, also said it had received investments from five US healthcare networks, including Sutter Health and Dignity Health, which together have more than 100,000 healthcare workers.
This news provides more steam to utilization of Google Glass in the field of healthcare and also paves way to other commercial use for the product.