Surgeon uses Google Glass to livestream an operation

Well, well, well what do we have here–Google glass is at last finding real practical uses. Unlike¬† tech pundits who were using them to take shots of useless things, the medical profession has taken advantage to this new technology and put it to better use.¬† Dr. Christopher Kaeding a surgeon from Ohio State University in the US, Center put on the new headset during a routine surgery last week, and streamed a live footage of a group of students in a different location.

The ACL surgery was done on a woman who had hurt her knee while playing softball. During surgery, Kaeding also conferred with a separate colleague through the headset, a first of its kind collaboration in the medical circles. According to the doctor, he admits that the Glasses apparently didn’t hinder his performance or concentration at all. “To be honest, once we got into the surgery, I often forgot the device was there,” he says.

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“As an academic medical center, we’re very excited about the opportunities this device could provide for education,” Dr. Clay Marsh, the medical center’s chief innovation officer, says in a statement. This kind of interaction in the medical field could provide a new level of detail for medical students looking to shadow doctors as they work, or for doctors without borders working here in Africa or other places in the world where complex surgeries are a challenge.