J.S. Rajkumar, surgical gastroenterologist, and chairman, Lifeline Hospitals, had brought in a piece of the future, for the very first time, reportedly, into an Indian operation theatre.
was wearing the Google Glass.
As the surgeon went in through three port holes to correct gastro oesophageal reflux disease, the Google Glass saw exactly what he
did and transmitted a video live, onto a remote location.
So, how did Dr. Rajkumar
get hold of the limited edition Google
Glass, being rationed out by Google at about $1700.
An old friendship with the surgeon, and Dr. Rajkumar's
own interest in using the device in the theatre, led to the debut for Google Glass in Chennai.
"Whichever way you look at it, it is an amazing device for surgeons.
If you are there in the theatre and you have a hitch, you could search for a video about the procedure and clarify what's happening.
Specialists across the world can merely wear this light-weight glass and advise a young surgeon in a remote town on how to go on," Dr. Rajkumar
says, "That's the only thing: if cost and connectivity are in favour, the Google Glass can transform health care access in this country.
Isn't it exciting?
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