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Google glass aids medical operations

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Last week we talked a lot about wearable technology and today we are learning how this technology could play a future in the operating room.

Doctors are now wearing the Google glass while holding a scalpel and performing surgery.

An Orthopedic Surgeon in India took on the challenge this weekend during an Indo-US conference which brought in a team of experts from the United States. The Google glass let the surgeons view x-rays and MRI images on the screen while wearing the technology rather than taking their eyes off the patient. Doctors could also communicate with the patient's friends and family through the device.

Surgeons are giving audiences a chance to see the operation from their point of view while broadcasting the surgery on the Internet. In the past photographers would have to keep moving around to get the right angle if they wanted to show something to another doctor which could cause infections.

Experts say tools like this can help doctors teach students without having to be on the operating team. Doctors say this is a helpful tool for people in rural areas where health care is less accessible.

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