Google Glass in the Healthcare Setting

February 05, 2014

The advent of Google Glass and technologies similar to it could have a major impact on the healthcare industry.

UC Irvine Health Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Ran Schwarzkopf talks to OrthoBuzz about how the orthopaedic department has been incorporating glass technology into the operating room and the benefits such technology has already provided:

"The orthopaedic team was able to broadcast surgery live to team members who were not inside the operating room, giving residents and visitors the ability to observe the procedure from the 'surgeon’s point of view' without increasing traffic in the operating room.

The surgeon was also able to view both checklists and images on his glass view screen during the procedure.

The nursing team inside the operating room was able to communicate with our nurse manager without needing to exit the room or use the phone through a tablet screen outside the operating room."

Read more of Schwarzkopf's interview at OrthoBuzz ›

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