First Use Of Google Glass During Surgery

Staff Writer | Healthcare IT News | August 30, 2013

“It could be a game-changer for the doctor during surgery”

Dr. Christopher Kaeding, director of sports medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Centre, used the technology to work with a distant colleague using a live, point-of-view video from his operating room via the wearable interactive technology, augmented by a head-mounted computer and camera device.

Only a thousand people in the United States have been chosen to test Google Glass as part of the company’s Explorer Programme: Dr. Ismail Nabeel, an assistant professor of general internal medicine at Ohio State applied and was chosen.

He then partnered with Kaeding to perform this groundbreaking surgery and to help test technology that could change the way we see medicine in the future.