AsiaNews.it - A gastroenterologist performs laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery and hernia repair in Chennai. The glass could prove useful in India's remote areas so that rural doctors can be 'monitored and tech-assisted'.
Chennai (AsiaNews/Agencies) - Dr J S Rajkumar became the third doctor
in the world to use Google Glass in two surgeries. A gastroenterologist and chief
surgeon at Lifeline Rigid Hospital, Dr Rajkumar used the augmented reality glass
in an upper gastro-intestinal laparoscopy procedure on a 45-year-old man and a
hernia repair on a 42-year-old woman. Google glass was used only twice before,
in the United States.
Google Glass is a wearable computer that works like a hands-free
smartphone, moving with commands from the users eyes and head movements.
The glass has proved useful in the operating room for its ability to
capture and transmit in real time what surgeons are doing, giving medical
students an opportunity to learn "through" the eyes of their teacher. More