Smart glasses–facilitated telemedicine for critical care of neurosurgical patients during COVID-19

Takeaway

  • In the neurological intensive care unit (ICU), telemedicine facilitated by smart glasses was feasible, effective, and acceptable as an alternative to physical presence by a specialist and resident.

Why this matters

    Safer and more practical options are needed to enable the presence of key medical personnel in the era of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), where there is limited personal protective equipment (PPE) and increased risk to healthcare providers (HCPs).