The future of medicine: Augmented Reality and Google Glass

With his Google Glass, Stanford University physician Dr. Homero Rivas pinpoints a target on the skin of an anatomical human model.The surgeon and his assistant then direct their Glass at the target to reveal an augmented reality display on their screens, which can give them important information in assisting them with the procedure.
To their eyes, looking through the Glass, they can see the procedure illustrated step by step with images superimposed over the skin of the model.
Stanford University live-streamed that demonstration to physicians around the world. It wasn’t a particularly complicated procedure, but it was one of the first times that augmented reality has been introduced to Glassware for the benefit of surgeons.
Dr. Rivas was experimenting with a new Google Glass app called “MedicAR,” which was developed by European app maker Droiders. Dr. Rivas met Droiders chief executive Julian Beltran at a recent event and realized they shared a mutual interest in wearable tech. He does not have a paid relationship or consulting agreement with the firm.