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Plastic Surgeon finds plenty of use for Google Glass in his practice

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Plastic Surgeon finds plenty of use for Google Glass in his practice
A New York City plastic surgeon has found Google Glass to be indispensable to his practice on Park Avenue. With Google allowing anyone to purchase a pair of the connected specs on April 15th only, perhaps the story of how Dr. Ramtin Kassir employs Glass will inspire others to give the device a shot. Of course, at $1500 a pop, Glass remains a considerable expense when compared to a smartphone or tablet. While his patients think that the device is cool, the Doctor says that Google Glass is more than a connected toy.

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.

"Every day, I come up with new uses. We showed on a big-screen TV . . . the inside of someone’s nose and their crooked septum and clogged sinuses."-Doctor Ramtin Kassir

source: NYPost

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posted on 13 Apr 2014, 12:27 5

1. nexusdude (Posts: 149; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)


nip/tuck/glass

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 12:50 3

2. kingEngine (Posts: 18; Member since: 05 Mar 2014)


Glass: New mail from xxxhotsexychic69xxx!

Surgeon: *cuts artery*

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 20:41 3

9. joey_sfb (Posts: 2932; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I don't have a single Ad or porn in my Gmail. I do have some for my yahoo and hotmail.

Only my personal friends have my gmail account.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 13:11 8

3. Ashoaib (Posts: 2122; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Thats a really useful application of a device.... applauses for google

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 13:22 7

5. Finalflash (Posts: 1769; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Real innovation and an actual attempt to do something cool.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 13:21 4

4. GreekGeek (Posts: 805; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


The ''Gonzo'' adult entertainment genre will make full use of this as well :-)

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 13:33

6. wilsong17 (Posts: 930; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


is a good toy i tell you, once they start upgrading the camera and stuff tom shoot better clear videos and improve the memory

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 18:48 2

7. networkdood (Posts: 6270; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


The porn industry will soon be using this device...

posted on 14 Apr 2014, 00:15

11. lyndon420 (Posts: 1743; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


We already are ;-)

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 19:35 1

8. TheNeighbor (Posts: 92; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


I'm a lecturer for drawing and painting. I'd use this for video tutorials.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 22:32

10. express77 (unregistered)


good feature.

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