JAIPUR, RAJASTHAN, INDIA (JANUARY 11, 2014) ( (ANI) - An Indian Orthopedic Surgeon Selen G. Parekh took Google Glass, the tech giant's wearable computer into the operating room on Saturday (January 11), as he performed a successful foot and ankle surgery in Pink city Jaipur.
The surgery was held during a three day annual Indo-US conference attended by a team of experts from the US, and headed by Dr Ashish Sharma.
"The image which the doctor sees through Google glass will be broadcasted on the internet. It's an amazing technology. Earlier, during surgeries, to show something to another doctor, we had to keep moving and the cameraman had to move as well to take different angles. During this, there are chances of infection. So in this technology, the image seen by the doctor using Google glass will be seen by everyone throughout the world," he said.
Doctors said the small devices, which feature a screen that sits just in front of a user's right eye, will revolutionize surgery and would teach procedures to aspiring surgeons without being part of operation team.
The Google glass serves as a great advantage as it is easily accessible through internet and doctors from across the globe could give their input during the live surgery. This could work wonders in rural areas where healthcare is not much accessible.
In September last year, a doctor in southern Chennai city became the first Indian to perform a surgery wearing the Google glass as he live streamed an upper gastro-intestinal laparoscopy procedure on a 45-year-old man to medical students seated two blocks away.
The gadget is yet to hit the markets. However, Google had distributed at least 2000 of the glasses for testing before being made available to the common man.