With his Google Glass, Stanford University physician Dr. Homero Rivas pinpoints a target on the skin of an anatomical human model.
The surgeon and his assistant then direct their Glass at the target to reveal an augmented reality display on their screens. To their eyes, looking through the Glass, they can see the procedure illustrated step by step with images superimposed over the skin of the model.
Stanford University live-streamed that demonstration to physicians around the world. It wasn’t a particularly complicated procedure, but it was one of the first times that augmented reality has been introduced to Glassware for the benefit of surgeons.
“You don’t need to go in blind anymore,” said Dr. Rivas in an interview with VentureBeat following the demonstration.
“Now, we have an educated impression of where a mass is. We can better understand exactly where to make an incision so we can create less trauma.”