Yesterday, Wednesday September 18, a new historic milestone was reached. Surgeon Pedro Guillen operated on a 37 year-old patient with a knee injury at the CEMTRO Clinic. The procedure was aired live through Google Glass to over 256 locations around the world: universities, hospitals and medical associations.
Thousands of people were able to see the operation through the eyes of the surgeon, proving the endless potential of Google Glass and new technologies, which enable the viewing of medical practices to many people at once. Thanks to devices such as Google Glass (wireless, portable and manageable) it is possible to use technology anywhere on earth no matter how remote it may seem.
The question mode was also enabled during the procedure, allowing Dr. Guillen communication with the USA (Stanford University), Switzerland and Japan. Additionally, and if required, the doctor could have received help or suggestions during the procedure from his colleagues abroad.
Therefore one of the applications this technology provides is teaching or the remote guiding of a non-expert through a complex procedure in case of need. All thanks to the advances in this device and the technology that makes it work. However, it would be wise to note that, for the time being, its use is based on human intervention.