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Could Google Glass Save Your Life?

by Kate Heslop | 23 January 2014

Should we dismiss Google Glass as an expensive gimmick, or could it one day be the device that helps to save your life, with a potential future in the medical industry and emergency services?

In January at a three-day medical conference in India, a US-based doctor, Dr Selene G. Parekh, performed foot and ankle surgery using Google Glass.

CBR spoke to Dr Selene G. Parekh about the surgery he performed, and whether Google Glass helped or hindered his job. Parekh said that it was an exciting opportunity to use Google Glass during the operation: “Surgery went great. There was a lot of anticipation and excitement about the use of the glass.”

“In the future, I can see the glass seamlessly pulling up x-rays, MRIs, CT scans, anatomy pictures and the like, to enhance and improve surgeries. It could also measure what we see and bring in surgical consultations from around the globe. The potential is enormous. It will serve as a great educational tool.”

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Selene Parekh, M.D.

Selene Parekh, M.D. (also known as the “Fantasy Doctor”) is an orthopaedic surgeon and foremost expert on sports injuries who’s fast becoming the go-to expert for the multibillion dollar fantasy sports industry.

  • N.C. Orthopaedic Clinic
  • Durham Regional Hospital
  • Davis Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Duke Hospital North
  • Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center

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