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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Google Glass arrives in the operating room

Dr. Rafael Grossmann, of the Eastern Maine Medical Center, is the first doctor to perform the first Google surgery in history. In fact, he documented in real time a surgery to the stomach whilst wearing his Google Glass.

As testified in his blog, Grossmann documented all surgery thanks to a Google Glass Hang-out after obtaining informed consent from the patient and being sure that any details and private information of the patient would have been revealed. The images caught by Google Glass were projected via iPad screen, remotely.

Grossmann discussed his aim on his blog and stated that:
“By performing and documenting this event, I wanted to show that this device and its platform, are certainly intuitive tools that have a great potential in Healthcare, and specifically for surgery, could allow better intra-operative consultations, surgical mentoring and potentiate remote medical education, in a very simple way.”

Do you think he reached his aim? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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