Breakthrough ideas tend to occur because someone or something triggered someone else to think differently, according to Suzana Nahum-Zilberberg, CEO of BioLight Life Sciences Investments (Tel Aviv, Israel). But the biomedical industry has traditionally operated in silos, rather than knowledge clusters, she told Medical Device Daily earlier this month during the annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco.
When Jay Zuerndorfer, a student researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta) received the opportunity to develop an application for Google Glass it was like a dream come true. Zuerndorfer and a research team from Georgia Tech were able to create speech-to-text software for Google Glass that helps hard-of-hearing users with everyday conversations. A hard-of-hearing person wears Glass while a second person speaks directly into a smart phone.