NOVEMBER 26, 2014
The solution of remote assistance in the service of a scientific study conducted by the faculty of medicine Pierre and Marie Curie at the Trousseau hospital in Paris.
The solution developed by AMA on the smartglasses Google Glass has been used in a scientific study aiming to improve the care of children in distress vital by pediatrics interns. This study was carried out at the faculty of medicine Pierre and Marie Curie (FMPMC), within the children’s hospital Armand Trousseau. AMA is pleased to have contributed to a study on children’s vital distress, conducted by Dr. David Drummond, pediatrics intern, assisted by Dr. Arnaud Petit, Pediatrician, Director of the group NUGGETS (education program in pediatrics through the Internet and new technologies) at the university Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris VI). The experiment took place over 2 days in October 2014 at the faculty of medicine Pierre and Marie Curie. It has mobilized 42 pediatrics interns in the first year, and 4 recently graduated nurses.
The skills of the interns facing children vital distress were tested with a last-generation pediatric mannequin, very close to the reality (capable of breathing, crying, etc.). A part of the drawn interns was wearing Google Glass, and were assisted by a resuscitator if they felt overwhelmed by the gravity of the situation. Dr. Arnaud Petit, took on the role of the resuscitator, assisting the intern’s actions in real time from a PC.
The house was then called the resuscitator via a phone and a hands-free set, and the intensivist – in another room – was receiving the video stream of the Google Glass TM with the software of distance learning AMA. This vision of the situation in the first person allowed to give direct guidance to in-house to optimize the support of the child.
A questionnaire filled out by the interns at the end of the simulation in the framework of the study of Dr. Drummond, and Dr. Petit has helped to know that 100% of the interns (21/21) have found this solution helpful in the care of the child. For 81% of them (17/21), a link with the resuscitator was reassuring.
Dr. Petit, who held the role of the resuscitator found it very interesting to have access to Google Glass for the training. The nurses who also participated, showed true interest and even if they had not used the solution, one of the nurses was already seeing the potential of the solution in her sector, for remote assistance in case of emergencies, réanimations etc.
The participation in this project corresponds to the philosophy of AMA which wants through its solution, to ease the uses of healthcare professionals. The Breton start-up develops applications for tele-expertise, tele-assistance, tele-learning, tele-diagnostic.
We would like to thank the interns, Dr. Petit and Dr. Drummond, as well as the Pierre and Marie Curie university Paris VI for having us involved in their project.