Google Glass in the Operating Room

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    Jun 02, 2014 1:15 AM GMT
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    Dr. Christopher Kaeding, a surgeon at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, performs surgery while wearing Google Glass.

    NYT: Surgeons and other doctors are experimenting with the devices, recording and streaming procedures and looking up data.

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/01/google-glass-enters-the-operating-room/?ref=health
  • tj85016

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    Jun 02, 2014 2:45 PM GMT
    yeah surgical loupes with a camera, been around for 15 years - Google trying to make it seem like a big deal.

    Believe me, doctors will do anything for press, a contract, or study funding
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    Jun 02, 2014 3:01 PM GMT
    lots of applications for the glasses
    for example working an auto front suspension, nice if you could put a cross hairs on a fastener and a voice report the torque setting.
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    Jun 03, 2014 3:33 AM GMT
    tj85016 saidyeah surgical loupes with a camera, been around for 15 years - Google trying to make it seem like a big deal.

    Believe me, doctors will do anything for press, a contract, or study funding


    I work in an OR. Google glass is much different than just a camera attached to loupes. It's more like loupes, plus camera plus the entire effing Internet! Meaning the surgeon can look up the patients scans during the operation and have them projected onto the patient.nor they can skype with a colleague in another country about an unusual case. Regular loupes can't project an operation to India.
    And yes, doctors are humans who like new toys. But mostly so they can take good care of patients. Most of them aren't interested in being media whores.
  • LJay

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    Jun 03, 2014 4:44 PM GMT
    Doc 1: You ever done one of these?

    Doc 2, asking for scalpel: No, but YouTube makes it easy I hear.
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    Jun 03, 2014 6:37 PM GMT
    LJay saidDoc 1: You ever done one of these?

    Doc 2, asking for scalpel: No, but YouTube makes it easy I hear.
    Patient, slowly gaining consciousness: icon_eek.gif