With wearable devices picking up steam, surgeons are trying to capitalize on Google's (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG) Glass technology in operating room procedures according to a bulletin of the American College of Surgeons. Since Glass is similar to a smartphone running health-related apps, but has audiovisual advantages facilitating live transmission of data via wireless access to the Internet, the device could be hugely beneficial in the operating room.
Google Glass could be an advantageous supplementary tool for surgeons. They can use Glass for pulling up X-ray or MRI images on the wearable computer during an operating room procedure, without stepping away from the operating table. Moreover, if a surgeon wearing Glass suddenly faces an unexpected problem in the operating room, she or he could issue the voice command "record video" for sending the real-time video to an expert outside the operating room for immediately consulting how to solve the problem.
However, as we mentioned in our original article, regulatory challenges could deter Google from developing a more efficient Glass with increased battery life, sharper resolution and improved voice-recognition capabilities.
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