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Surgeons Operate With Google Glass

Feb 16, 2014 07:44 PM EST


Dr. Anil Shah became one of the first surgeons at the end of last year to use Google Glass in the operating room. The surgeon at University of Chicago performed a Rhinoplasty. The patient had broken her nose during an amusement park fall. “I think it helps the surgeon concentrate more on the case and more on what’s relevant, and just get rid of the distractions from the outside,” Dr. Shah states. Dr. Shah supports the Google technology’s potential to  revolutionize the way surgery is performed. Dr. Shah explains, “In surgery, your focus is on what you see straight ahead in a fairly narrow window.”

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There are multiple benefits of using Google Glass in the operating room. First, there is the ability to pull up photos and information without stepping away from the patient. Important images can be captured before and during the procedure, prior to casting. Finally, those interested in the procedure, such as medical students and other physicians, can watch it in its entirety via live streaming stated Dr. Shah.

This is Dr. Shah’s first time to use Google Glass in the operating room. The doctor does have previous experience using Google Glass technology in his personal life, primarily to capture photos of his three young children. Currently there are about 8,000 people who have purchased Google Glass. Google Glass is expected to become available to the general public summer of this year.

About Shah Facial Plastics

Dr. Anil Shah is a Board Certified cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon. Considered a leader in the industry, Dr. Shah is known for his meticulous attention to detail and artistic eye. Dr. Shah’s innovative techniare paired with state-of-the-art technology, to provide his patients with the most effective and efficient plastic surgery possible. Specializing in Rhinoplasty, Facelift, and Eyelift procedures, Dr. Shah offers a wide variety of both surgical and non-invasive treatments.

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