Google Glass used in North Kansas City Hospital OR

Jeffrey Colyer, MD, has begun using Google Glass during operations at North Kansas City (Mo.) Hospital to put the patient's X-rays in his field of vision during surgery.

Dr. Colyer, a plastic surgeon, uploads the images prior to surgery, then is able to see them while operating without taking his eyes off the patient. "I can put that X-ray right in my field of vision, be able to look down at the patient and be able to see that X-ray in real time right here," he told Fox News.

The operating room was one of the first places the healthcare community tested out Google Glass. Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center in Columbus was the site of the nation's first live-streamed surgery and remote consult using Google Glass. Organizations such as Duke University Health System and the University of Alabama at Birmingham continue to experiment with ways Google Glass can provide surgeons with additional resources or live-stream procedures to medical students for educational purposes.

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