Friday, July 05, 2013

Google Is Succeeding In Having Clinicians Think About How Glass Might Be Useful in The Health Sector.

This appeared a little while ago.

Google Glass success for surgeon

25 June, 2013 Megan Howe and AAP
SPAIN: Surgeons have carried out an operation using Google Glass to allow experts in the US to live-consult on the procedure in real time, streaming it on the internet.
Last Friday, a chondrocyte transplant operation was carried out at Madrid’s CEMTRO Clinic, which was monitored simultaneously at Stanford University, while also being streamed to 150 doctors in the US, Europe and Australia, the Digital Journal reports.
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Additionally we had this report coming in at about the same time.

The Google Glass is in: Doctor documents surgery with the Glass

First Posted: Jun 23, 2013 07:50 PM EDT
The Google Glass might be gross to some or exciting to others, depending on who you are, and on June 20, it made history by making it to the operating room and becoming the first wearable technology to document a surgical operation.
Dr. Rafael Grossman, a general trauma, acute care and advanced laproscopic surgeon from Eastern Maine Medical Center, used the Google Glass to document a procedure called percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy where a feeding tube is inserted using an endoscope.
Grossman performed a simple surgical procedure and documented it using the high-tech Google Glass. The surgery was streamed using Google Hang-Out and fed to an iPad just a few steps from the doctor.
"The entire procedure was unremarkable and Google Glass was unobtrusive and second nature. The role of Glass as a surgical and teaching tool is tremendous. And this is only the beginning. New applications-some we can't even imagine yet-will help transform surgery and the surgical experience," Grossman said in an interview with Forbes.
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So here we see the slow transformation for gimmick to useful tool happening. One just never knows from whence change is coming next.
Just fascinating stuff.

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