Dr. Rafael Grossman strapped on his Google Glass eyewear to become the first “Glass Explorer Surgeon.” The procedure involved is called Gastrostomy, a process by which a surgeon inserts a feeding tube into a patient’s abdomen. In this case, the good doctor performed the procedure endoscopically, such that he was able to display the entire procedure and the view of it directly as it was being performed. Dr. Grossman was careful not to reveal any personally identifiable information about the patient and of course he was given full permission to perform the procedure this way.
Will Google Glass change the face of medicine? Melissa McCormack from Sofware Advice thinks so, explaining how Glass can be used for quick reference lookups, a heads up display for surgeons, and realtime video conference for EMTs.
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