When Google started getting into the wearables market, they had plans to expand. GoogleGlass made a huge splash. GoogleGlass has been used in the healthcare industry as a potential new way of interacting with information.

Google Glass in Korea’s healthcare system

Google has also been looking to expanding on the capabilities of the smart glasses with integrating a heart rate monitor. To be exact, a pair of glasses with a heart-rate monitor configured to measure the heart rate of the user of the glasses. The heart-rate monitor can include a sensor with a radiation transmitter and a radiation receiver.

It has been a while since the patent was filed, I wonder what is coming down the pipe.

In the meantime, researchers from MIT’s Media Lab and Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Interactive Computing have demonstrated how Google Glass’s built-in sensors can be used to calculate heart rate and respiratory rate.