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article imageDoctor uses Google Glass to live stream surgery

By Daryl Hammond     Sep 1, 2013 in Technology
Ohio - It seems Google Glass can do more than take videos of cats and talk to friends, as one doctor from Ohio State University has shown.
In this case, Google Glass allowed a surgeon to live stream surgery on an anterior cruciate ligament.
The surgery was performed by Dr. Christopher Kaeding of Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
The glasses allowed medical students to watch the knee surgery being performed from the doctor's point of view while miles away in different parts of Columbus, Ohio.
The glassed used by Google are less than conventional, however Dr Kaeding did not find the device obstructive:
"To be honest, once we got into the surgery, I often forgot the device was there. It just seemed very intuitive and fit seamlessly."
Google Glass are technically enhanced glasses that allow the user to take pictures, record video and use the web as well as many other features. Dr Kaeding went on to add:
“It’s a privilege to be a part of this project as we explore how this exciting new technology might be incorporated into the everyday care of our patients.”
There is hope that Glass can further aid medical professionals by allowing doctors to use facial recognition to view patient details, X-rays and MRIs.
There has been a lot of discussion about the various benefits and drawbacks of Google Glass; some to comedic effect, such as how Glass can help you on a date, or simultaneously ruin your relationship.
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