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OPERATING ROOM OF THE FUTURE: Google Glass

Google Glass looks like a pair of hi-tech glasses with a very slim, light-weight camera device on the right stem.  It is being tested by surgeons as a way to enhance consultations with experts during surgery, to view diagnostic images, and to give students a better view of exactly what the surgeon is seeing.  The first Google Glass-equipped procedure is credited to Dr. Rafael Grossmann – done in 2013 at Eastern Maine Medical Center (Bangor, ME).  Among the challenges to be worked out as the technology is developed are longer battery life and how to ensure HIPAA privacy for patients.

Source: Peregrin, T. (2014, July). Surgeons see future applications for Google Glass. Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons, 99(7), 9-16.  Click here for article: http://bulletin.facs.org/2014/07/surgeons-see-future-applications-for-google-glass/#printpreview  Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org

 

 

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