CrowdOptic, a maker of mobile and wearable broadcasting solutions, today announced that the company is working with the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford University Medical Center to help improve resident training in complex surgical procedures, through the use of Google Glass technology.
CrowdOptic's software lets one Google Glass wearer inherit another's point of view, simply by looking in the other user's direction.
This hope with this technology is that it will offer a paradigm shift in surgical training, especially in the highly complex area of cardiothoracic training, where a major challenge is creating an environment in which an attending surgeon can provide direct visual feedback to residents conducting operations.
Traditionally, due to the restricted view in the operating room, it has been next to impossible for an attending surgeon to appreciate the perspective of the exact field of view of a trainee, complicating the process of providing essential feedback on techniques.
CrowdOptic will be deployed in Stanford Medical Center, where faculty and student teams evaluate training in a variety of surgical settings.