When Google Glass first appeared in the tech world, it didn’t seem as though it could ever become an important development for the plastic surgery world. However, after the world’s first cosmetic procedure has been performed using Google Glass, the eye-wearable device is showing it may have a place in the cosmetic world after all.
Researchers report that Google Glass can not only enhance surgical training and medical documentation, but also patient safety when used during cosmetic procedures.
“Google Glass is an exciting technology, attracting global interest from multiple industries, professions and individuals,” said Stanford University surgeon Lorne K. Rosenfield.
Rosenfield used Google Glass to perform the first procedures, which involved eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and facelift surgery, with success. Using Google Glass for the first procedure helped point out the limited resolution of the video camera, technical difficulties in streaming, and the need for a fixed head position for the surgeon -- all refinable aspects of the instrument.
The recordings can also help surgeons self-evaluate after each procedure they perform and help them find ways to improve their techniques.Read more about Google Glass in plastic surgery on NDTV Gadgets.