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Google Glass Enables Surgeons To Consult Remotely
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David F. Carr
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12/3/2013 | 11:19:57 AM
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The software vendor mentioned here actually does more business in field service repair sorts of scenarios than in healthcare, even though one of the company cofounders was a surgeon and originally envisioned the tech for healthcare applications.
ChrisMurphy
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12/3/2013 | 9:20:11 AM
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Using Google Glass in surgery takes it into one of the more difficult environments, but consider it for less demanding environments like doing machine repairs, where a technician who's stumped can call in to an expert and get this same kind of guidance for fixing a refrigerator or washing machine. Lots of business use potential in it.
Thomas Claburn
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12/2/2013 | 5:00:42 PM
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>Doesn't anyone else think people wearing Glass in public looks downright awkward?

It is awkward. But some compelling apps are emerging, like the recently introduced translation capability. I suspect Glass will thrive in niche markets for a while until people get used to it. But Google does have to do some work to assure people they're not being filmed all the time.
David F. Carr
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12/2/2013 | 10:38:43 AM
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I did ask about the risk of this being a distraction. Dr. Ponce said no, because he actually had to glance up and to the right to see the projected virtual image. There were plenty of times during the procedure when he was busy and so ignored it.

Remember that using cameras and monitors in the operating room to provide magnification or a better view of the area where the surgeon is working is not a new thing -- there are some procedures where this is essential. So being able to glance at a video image to get additional info, beyond what can be seen with the naked eye, is something many surgeons already have practice doing.
Joe Stanganelli
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11/30/2013 | 11:05:40 PM
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With these sorts of rapid technological advances, we are this close -- this close -- to having the holodeck from Star Trek: TNG!  :D
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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