Surgeons use Google Glass in operating theatre in UK-first
Mirror.co.uk reports that doctors at Torbay hospital say the hi-tech specs could have huge potential for medical training and education.
Surgeons at a hospital in Devon have become the first in Britain to use Google Glass in the operating theatre.
The voice-activated glasses, which feature a tiny display above the wearer’s eyes, can record video and live-stream operations via the internet.
In a medical first for the UK, orthopaedic surgeon David Isaac used the high-tech specs during a live operation at Torbay Hospital.
Google Glass has since been used by surgeons across the hospital, including in a variety of orthopaedic procedures and ear, nose and throat operations.
Torbay Hospital says the technology has “huge potential” for medical education, with students in a lecture theatre able to see and hear from the surgeon’s viewpoint.