Surgeon Livestreams Operation To Medical Students Via Google Glass

Tue, 09/03/2013 - 10:43am

A surgeon at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center recently performed a routine surgery while wearing Google Glass. The technology allowed Dr. Christopher Kaeding to live stream the procedure to a group of students on the other side of town and collaborate with a colleague during the process.

The surgeon performed an ACL repair on a woman that injured her knee while playing softball. One might think that wearing a connected piece of technology like Glass would hinder the task at hand or at the very least, add a bit of pressure. But once Kaeding got started, he said he often forgot the device was even there.

It marks the first time that such collaboration has occurred during an operation using Glass, the university said.

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