Doctor Wears Google Glass to Share Operation Process with Students and Colleagues in Real Time

By: Ali Raza  |   August 28th, 2013   |   Gadgets, Google, News

People have been using Google Glass for different purposes in order to explore new possibilities that were not achievable before. Google itself has given the head-mounted device to students of a film school so they could utilize it and shoot a film in a unique manner. Now according to the latest update a surgeon has used Google Glass during an operation in order to share the entire procedure in real time through Google Hangouts with his students and colleagues, who were sitting in a classroom.


The name of the doctor, who has used the Glass for this purpose, is Christopher Kaeding and he is quite pleased with the use of this technology. More importantly he did not face any problem in doing the operation while wearing the Glass.


Here is what Dr. Christopher Kaeding said while shedding light on this novel approach, “It’s a privilege to be a part of this project as we explore how this exciting new technology might be incorporated into the everyday care of our patients. To be honest, once we got into the surgery, I often forgot the device was there.”


The reason why Kaeding forgot that head-mounted device was there is that, “Google Glass has a frame similar to traditional glasses, but instead of lenses, there is a small glass block that sits above the right eye. On that glass is a computer screen that, with a simple voice command, allows users to pull up information as they would on any other computer. Attached to the front of the device is a camera that offers a point-of-view image and the ability to take both photos and videos while the device is worn.”


Besides taking pictures and shooting videos, Google Glass also offers directions to its users. Moreover, the head-mounted device also gives its users information regarding flights when they enter in an airport. Currently, the Glass is in its testing phase, while developers are creating apps for the unique device that will make it more beneficial for the owners. As far as the availability of the Glass for general public is concerned it is expected that Google will launch it at the start of next year.


However, the price of Glass makes it fall in the category of expensive devices and its Explorer Edition was given away by Google for $1500. So it remains to be seen how much sales it will generate for the search engine giant.


Source: 9to5Google

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