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Google Glass Makes Its Way Into Operating Rooms

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Posted in Software on 2nd Dec, 2013 01:59 AM by AlexMuller

Hands-free devices like Google Glass can be really transformative when the hands they free are those of a surgeon. And leading hospitals, including Stanford and the University of California at San Francisco, are beginning to use Glass in the operating room.

 

In October, UCSF’s Pierre Theodore, a cardiothoracic surgeon, became the first doctor in the United States to obtain Institutional Review Board approval to use the device to assist him during surgery. Theodore pre-loads onto Glass the scans of images of the patient taken just before surgery and consults them during the operation.
 
“To be able to have those X-rays directly in your field without having to leave the operating room or to log on to another system elsewhere, or to turn yourself away from the patient in order to divert your attention, is very helpful in terms of maintaining your attention where it should be, which is on the patient 100 percent of the time,” said Theodore.
 
Theodore has performed a dozen surgeries using Google Glass. But before UCSF surgeons could access images in the operating room using Glass, they had to manually load the images after manually scrubbing them of personal information, so that they could transmit them over Wi-Fi without breaking confidentiality laws.

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-02
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This is great and useful application of Google glass. Doctors will want this as soon as possible and will make a difference
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-02
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Yes, Google's glasses are more than just a gimmick. They could solve the problem of not being able to do anything else when looking on screens
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-02
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Google's glasses are created to be there when you need it and get out of your way when you don't. Reply
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-02
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They are predicting that smartglasses will be saving time and money also in field service. By 2017 the field service industry will be saving $1 billion annually with smartglasses by “diagnosing and fixing problems more quickly and without needing to bring additional experts to remote sites.”
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-02
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Google Glass is not the only one. As interest increases will be more and more similar devices made by other companies
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-02
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Smartglasses could take off just as Smartphones did Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-02
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It is fantastic that this idea is finally getting big funding and can be developed for consumers, great news Reply
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-02
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Smart glasses could be next smartphones if the first feedbacks from people who buy them are good Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-02
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I think that the estimate that as many as 10 M people will be wearing some kind of Smartglasses by 2018 (only in 5 years!) is quite reasonable Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-02
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People would also want to know how safe they are and about all research that was done to test that there are no bad effects on vision or brain Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-02
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They may be less comfortable and more obvious to carry and may not be quite straight forward to get used to
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-02
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I think that many people would love to try Google Glass- I am very keen
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2016-05-07
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Holy Todole, so glad I clicked on this site first! Reply


 

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