MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Some 13,000 students around the world watched live as U.K. surgeon Dr. Shafi Ahmed performed tumor resection surgery while wearing Google Glass.
Ahmed not only opened his operating room, he took questions during surgery from students who typed them in online. The questions were displayed on Ahmed’s Google Glass, appearing in the bottom left-hand side where they did not obstruct his vision during surgery.
The Telegraph called the procedure the 1st to leverage Google Glass to share surgery simultaneously with observers around the world. About 90% of those who watched the surgery said that they wanted more such events in their curriculum.
"I am delighted that by using Google Glass technology we are transporting our future surgeons directly into the operating theatre," Ahmed, colorectal cancer lead at Barts Health NHS Trust and associate dean at Queen Mary University of London and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry told the paper. "Using this technology will support us to deliver high-quality and safe care now and in to the future."
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