Even though Google Glass might not break into the mainstream any time soon it’s definitely got uses in other areas, one which has been tested is within Hospitals during an operation.
This week surgeon Dr. Christopher Kaeding performed an operation wearing Google Glass eyewear to great effect. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Google Glass operation and see it in action.
During this procedure at the medical center’s University East facility, Kaeding wore the device as he performed ACL surgery on Paula Kobalka, 47, from Westerville, Ohio, who hurt her knee playing softball.
As Dr. Christopher Kaeding performed her operation at a facility in Columbus, the Google Glass eyewear was able to stream his live view vantage point via the internet to audiences miles away. Across town, one of Kaeding’s Ohio State colleagues, Dr. Robert Magnussen, watched the surgery his office, while on the main campus, several students at The Ohio State University College of Medicine watched on their laptops. Ryan Blackwell, a second-year medical student who watched the surgery remotely explained:
“To have the opportunity to be a medical student and share in this technology is really exciting,”-“This could have huge implications, not only from the medical education perspective, but because a doctor can use this technology remotely, it could spread patient care all over the world in places that we don’t have it already.”
For more information on the new Google Glass operation jump over to the Medical Centre website for details.
Source: CNET : Ohio State University
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