Glass for budding surgeons

CrowdOptic has announced it will offer its technology made for the Google Glass wearable computing device to the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford University Medical Center, in order to assist medical residents in how to perform surgeries.

CrowdOptic has created a way for a Google Glass user to see what another person wearing the same device is seeing just by looking in their direction. It's one of the company's that's part of Google's recently announced Glass at Work program. The company says:

This hope with this technology is that it will offer a paradigm shift in surgical training, especially in the highly complex area of cardiothoracic training, where a major challenge is creating an environment in which an attending surgeon can provide direct visual feedback to residents conducting operations.

Both Google Glass and CrowdOptic's technology will be used by Stanford Medical Center's faculty and student teams. Do you think this application of Google Glass could help train doctors to preform better surgeries?

Source: CrowdOptic


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Google Glass heads to the surgical suite for the next generation of doctors


Love this! Hopefully this will be implemented at a residency program down in South Florida so I can use it!

Exactly the sort of application that glass was invented for

Posted via Android Central App with my Nexus 5

And Apple claims that wearables aren't innovative? Apple can't even innovate itself! (Note: Shrinking a Mac Pro isn't innovation.) Glass is going to change the world way before it enters the consumer market!

I am really glad I got out of the Apple camp and into the Windows/Android camp. Not to mention I got tired of "Daddy Apple" telling me what I can and cannot do to my device and it's software. It's nice knowing I can install software that isn't on the Play Store. Oh, I also don't have to pay a out of this world fee to develop in-house apps. Just install and go.