Plastic Surgeons claim Google Glass is useful for plastic surgery
Have you heard of Google Glass? Wikipedia describes: “Google Glass is an optical head-mounted display, that is designed in the shape of a pair of eyeglasses. It was developed with the mission of producing a ubiquitous computer. Google Glass displayed information in a smartphone-like hands-free format”. Google glass was first introduced in 2013.
How is it possible that a plastic surgeon takes advantage of Google Glass? Google Glass may help by providing information to the wearer and recording and sharing photos and videos. Jeremy Snkin (GeorgeTown University Hospital), the leader of a recent study regarding Google Glass states: “Despite some identified weaknesses, Google Glass is a unique technology with a promising plastic surgical application in the operating room”.
The study was carried out by Google in order to test Google Glass. Google gave 9 plastic surgeons of Georgetown University Hospital the opportunity to use the display in several procedures. The surgeons gave a “Good” rating (3/5) for the image/video taking by means of voice activated control and a 4/5 rating regarding the quality of the photos/videos.
Google is going to redesign Google Glass in order to improve it. The redesign will focus in a more flexible optical hardware, an update software platform and different frames