Google Glass has made its way to the OR. A surgeon from Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center donned the new headset during a routine surgery last week, and streamed point-of-view footage live to a group of students on the other side of town. "I can start to appreciate the connectivity it gave me," says Dr. Christopher Kaeding, the surgeon who wore Glass. During surgery, Kaeding also consulted with a separate colleague through the headset, which Ohio State says is the first time that a live point-of-view collaboration has ever occurred during an operation using Glass.
Kaeding was performing ACL surgery on a woman who had hurt her knee while playing softball. Glass apparently didn't hinder Kaeding's performance or concentration in any way. "To be honest, once we got into the surgery, I often forgot the device was there," he says.