Dr. Rafael Grossmann of the Eastern Maine Medical Center recently performed a gastrostomy (placement of a feeding tube) with Google Glass in tow, streaming live to a private Google+ Hangout. Plenty of surgeries have been recorded and uploaded to YouTube, but nothing like this has been done before via Google Glass. Although gastrostomies are relatively low-risk surgeries, this is a huge step forward for education via technology in the medical field.
Dr. Grossmann said that “by performing and documenting this event, I wanted to show that this device and its platform, are certainly intuitive tools that have a great potential in Healthcare, and specifically for surgery, could allow better intra-operative consultations, surgical mentoring and potentiate remote medical education, in a very simple way.”
He went onto explain that “I was able to show not just the patient’s abdomen, but also the endoscopic view, in a very clever, simple and inexpensive way. I think that there should be ways to directly stream the endoscopic view thru Google Glass (My friend @Julianmb, also a Google Explorer, and his team of experts from @Droiders are working on that!) but this was a “Poor’s Man’s” set up.”
Source: PC Magazine