Duke doctor uses Google Glass during surgery
February 19, 2014
by Jason deBruyn
Staff Writer for Triangle Business Journal
Dr. Selene Parekh is a foot and ankle surgeon at Duke Medicine who spends time each year teaching doctors in India about best practices in foot and ankle surgery. With the help of Google Glass, he combined both into one.
Last month while in India, he helped perform foot and ankle surgery while wearing Google Glass, allowing the surgery to be broadcast live on the internet, one of the first surgeries worldwide to be done while Google Glass watched.
“When I learned of Google Glass, I thought there was an enormous potential to enhance patient care globally,” Parekh says. “With this technology, surgeon experts and thought leaders can be ‘brought’ into surgery to assist difficult or rare cases through every corner of the world. In addition, surgeons can provide viewers with a bird’s eye view of what is happening in the case and teach families, patients and physicians remotely. I think we are at the tip of the iceberg with learning how to adopt Google Glass in medicine. However, I am certain it will revolutionize medicine for everyone.”