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Organs on chips offer a way for scientists to experiment on tiny models of human organs, but they require near-constant monitoring. A new study published in Scientific Reports this morning lays out an interesting solution: using Google Glass.

Researchers developed software and hardware that allowed scientists to go about their days while the high-tech glasses kept watch on their experiments. Researchers were even able to control livers and hearts on a chip remotely, dosing out pharmaceutical compounds by using valves controlled by Glass.

The authors say the software might be particularly useful for doctors or researchers running risky experiments, such as those involving highly infectious bacteria or radioactive materials, by allowing them to keep a safe distance.

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