Surgeon uses Google Glass during operation: "90% of students want this type of learning to be part of curriculum"
From The Telegraph:
"Shafi Ahmed live streams an operation at The Royal London Hospital using a pair of Google Glasses while he removes cancerous tissue from the liver and bowel of a 78-year-old man
A surgeon at The Royal London Hospital removed a tumour from the liver and bowel of a patient in the world's first operation streamed live online using a pair of Google Glasses.
Mr Shafi Ahmed, Colorectal Cancer Lead at Barts Health NHS Trust, wore the glasses which allowed his view to be broadcast live to 13,000 surgical students around the globe who were able can interact and put their questions directly to him as he performed the operation.
The students typed their questions online as they watched, and their queries appeared on the bottom left-hand side of Mr Ahmed's Google Glasses who answered them verbally, transmitted via the online feed. The questions appear to the side of the Google Glass so it does not restrict the surgeon's view.
In an online questionnaire, 90 per cent of students who watched the live broadcast said that they wanted this type of learning to be part of the curriculum." Source: ITN
Here is a skeptical view on this news report from Skeptical Scalpel blog: Google Glass in the OR: Not ready for prime time http://buff.ly/1x8X1Vu