Dr. Parekh interviewed by HealthCareBusiness News on Google Glass
From Google Glass to robotic updates, the OR of the future is here
by Lauren Dubinsky
The future is here–all you have to do is look inside a U.S. operating room. Robots can now mimic the hand movements of surgeons, glasses can project CT scans, and hybrid imaging systems can move robotically.
Dr. Selene Parekh, a surgeon at the North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic, sent a proposal to Google about nine months ago discussing his interest in the technology and his plans for maximizing its potential. “When Google Glass was announced and was on limited availability I thought it would be a great way to potentially see exactly what I’m seeing in the OR and be able to archive surgeries and use them for teaching and education later on,” he says.