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Google Glass to be used in surgery

It has been reported that the University of  California-San Francisco has received approval from the Institutional Review Board to use Google’s computerised eyeglasses during surgeries. It is the first approval in the US by the board.

 

“Pierre Theodore, a cardiothoracic surgeon at UCSF, has performed 10 to 15 surgeries using Google Glass.

 

The device sends de-identified radiographic images from a secure site. Surgeons then can use the images while performing surgical procedures”.

 

Read more on this at:  http://www.ihealthbeat.org/articles/2013/11/27/ucsf-first-to-receive-approval-to-use-google-glass-in-surgeries

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  • I havent heard this but I think its great that Google Glass is not going to be used in entertainment purpose only, but also for saving lives. I am going to buy it when it comes out in 2014. You can see an article on how technology is helping medical science on this: http://www.researchomatic.com/medical-school-essay/

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