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Google Glass at Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center

Imagine seeing a surgery live through the eyes of the surgeon...

That day is here with Google Glass at Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center.

Wearing Google Glass,
orthopaedic surgeon
Christopher Kaeding, MD,
performed one of the first
live surgeries on Aug. 21, 2013.

Google Glass is a spectacle-like device that Dr. Kaeding wore throughout the first live ACL surgery using the new technology. The Internet connected headgear lets users shoot hands-free videos and photos as well as download search results through voice commands.

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Among the first few.

Only 1,000 people in the United States (8,000 worldwide) have been chosen to test Glass as part of Google's "Explorer Program." Ismail Nabeel, MD, assistant professor of general internal medicine, applied and was chosen as an "Explorer."

Dr. Nabeel is partnering with Dr. Kaeding, executive director of OSU Sports Medicine, and Clay Marsh, MD, chief innovation officer at Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center, to apply Google Glass technology.

From multiple locations, medical students and faculty at Ohio State were part of the ACL surgery experience in "real time" through a Google Hangout.

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"Ohio State is excited to be a leader in trying this new technology to advance the quality of patient care, education and research. This innovative platform has the potential to improve patient outcomes and teaching opportunities through better access to information."

Clay Marsh, MD