Dr. Parekh featured in Guardian Liberty Voice on using Google Glass during Surgery
Google Glass Used During Surgery
by Andres Loubriel
In Durham, North Carolina, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Selene Parekh in Duke Medical Center performed surgery on a patient while using a pair of Google Glass (the wearable computer with a built-in camera and monitor) during the process. Parekh instructed his glasses to begin recording via voice command, and began to work on a motorcycle crash victim. He cut through bone, fixed a fractured metatarsal, and put a metal plate on the patient’s foot, while capturing every step in the process with the Google device.
Dr. Parekh has been using the futuristic technology since last year. He was one of the first people to be selected to test the device for $1500. He now uses the gadget to record and archive all of his surgeries at Duke, and plans to utilize it to stream live feeds of his operations to classrooms and hospitals in India to educate orthopedic surgeons there.
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