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Google Glass helping push the boundaries in the operating room

A Stanford University doctor shows the true potential of augmented reality to further medical procedures
By Michael Hatamoto from Mar 13, 2014 @ 19:30 CDT

Stanford University surgeon Dr. Homero Rivas and other medical experts across the country hope to use Google Glass and augmented reality solutions to aid in medical procedures.




Dr. Rivas and his assistant demonstrated, for example, how Glass can be used to enhance medical procedures with step-by-step images and demonstrations - during a presentation that was streamed to medical experts across the world.


"You don't need to go in blind anymore," said Dr. Rivas in an interview with VentureBeat. "Now, we have an educated impression of where a mass is. We can better understand exactly where to make an incision so we can create less trauma."



Dr. Rivas used the "MedicAR"? Google Glass app made by a European company specialized in medical-related augmented reality technologies.


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