May 24 2014, 12:08pm CDT | by Ahmed Humayun
With Google Glass comes the empowering nature of having a head mounted camera and ready-made apps which is really starting to show now as the device gets a wider user base. A couple of days back we saw the tennis legend Roger Federer wearing the Glass during his match but who would have thought that the headset would one day be put to use in the medical field?
A surgeon can not only rely on books for knowledge because there is only so much that can be learned from the books. Such a complicated profession requires real-world insight into various techniques involved in different procedures and hence those studying to become surgeons must first see how the task is performed in reality. Thanks to Google Glass, this is not going to be a problem at all. One surgeon has successfully streamed live an operation on a cancer patient in the UK.
This was not an ordinary operation and this is the first time that a doctor has performed such an act. In the operational procedure, a cancerous tumor was removed from the patient’s liver and bowel with 13,000 medical students tuning in live from over 115 countries. We can now see to what extent the Glass has been used and its benefits are not just limited like the ordinary consumer products.
Ahmed Humayun is a technology journalist bringing you the hottest tech stories of the day.
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