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11/29/2013
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Google Glass Enables Surgeons To Consult Remotely

When surgeon Brent Ponce wore Google Glass during a shoulder replacement, the ghostly hand of a remote collaborator coached him along.

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shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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11/30/2013 | 10:08:13 PM
Re: Lending a hand
@Gary_EL – yes very soon Google glasses will change the way we see the world. I am sure Google would work on a good compression technology to work on the bandwidth problem. 
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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11/30/2013 | 10:06:10 PM
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Wow now google glasses moving into helping medical situations. Technology has always helped medical innovation. 
Brian.Dean
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11/30/2013 | 1:31:47 PM
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Excellent point @J_Brandt, when used in the proper way, technology is going to shape many new things. Imagine an expert from any field and they will be many times when an expert from another field is needed. Short term benefits are clear, at the same time they will be long term benefits as well, brought about through communication, experts will share their perspective over time, greater insight will spread and overall an expert will become even better. E-professionals lifted their game to a higher level and I guess virtual professionals are just going to raise the bar even further.  
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11/30/2013 | 1:10:39 PM
Medical applications
Great article David... The medical industry is a great market for Google glass. I'm not sure if it will ever make it in the main stream but certain applications, such as this, is a great use.
Joe Stanganelli
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11/29/2013 | 7:53:29 PM
Re: Lending a hand
Add to that the promises of haptic touch technology, and the possibilities become more amazing -- to the point of giving tactile feedback to someone's hands/body as they guide them through a procedure, or even controlling a robot from afar.
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11/29/2013 | 6:04:40 PM
Lending a hand
This is absolutely amazing, and will ultimately be a game changer in many, many fields. It gives a whole new meaning to the expression "lending a hand." Coming soon, that expert hand won't have to be present in the room, the laboratory, or the workshop with you - it will be able to be anywhere in the world. The only limiting factors will be the speed of light and bandwidth.
J_Brandt
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11/29/2013 | 3:03:27 PM
Neutral Tech
Pretty amazing stuff!  This would be the counter to all the potential negative uses Google Glasses could be put to.  It just goes to show that technology is technology.  It's neutral – it's how people use it that makes it good or bad.
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