Dr. Kassir has found quite a few uses for Google Glass, even in the OR where he records operations, and looks up patient's medical records, all hands-free. He also sends out live-streaming video of surgeries to med students, and uses Glass to project patients' new looks on a screen, replacing a mirror. One client kept the video of her procedure and can now view her sinus surgery and rhinoplasty anytime she wants to,
Other Doctors have found Google Glass to be a powerful tool. One Boston Doc said that Google Glass helped save a man's life when he came to the ER with a bleed in his brain. Google Glass revealed the man's drug allergies, and his life was spared.
Dr. Kassir picked up his Google Glass through the Explorer program, which has allowed a limited number of the devices to be sold. The first known use of Google Glass in the OR came last June, during a gastrostomy performed at the Eastern Maine Medical Center. The device was used to record the procedure.