Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Google Glass

Last month, Dr. Rafael Grossman from the Eastern Maine Medical Center became the first surgeon to ever use Google Glass while performing surgery.  

Instead of a video camera, Google Glass Hangout was used to capture the entire procedure and was streamed live for those who had the receiver with them. Permission from the patient was granted and no identifying information was given during the surgery.
The patient underwent a procedure called “percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy” where a feeding tube is passed through the abdominal wall. Viewers were able to see the patient’s abdomen and the endoscopic view.

Grossman explained that his intention for using Google Glass was to show how the device and platform are tools that have great potential in healthcare and surgery. It can “allow better intra-operative consultations, surgical mentoring and potentiate remote medical education, in a very simple way.”
Videos of how Grossman uses Google Glass can be found here:


No comments:

Post a Comment