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Medical trials in the UK show that Google Glass can help those with Parkinson's control their symptoms and remind them to take their medication on time.
Vaccines; crowdsourcing apps to report your symptoms; calling a doc instead of going to the hospital.... Individuals benefit, yes, but the masses even more so.
Yes, sometimes doctors use TV shows and Google in addition to textbooks and experience to sort out what's going on with their patients.
The goal of the cloud-computing project is to let physicians and radiologists "google" a brain scan to find patients with similar abnormalities, review their anonymous medical records, and improve both diagnosis and treatment.