February 19, 2014 by Jason deBruyn Staff Writer for Triangle Business Journal
Dr. Selene Parekh is a foot and ankle surgeon at Duke Medicine who spends time each year teaching doctors in India about best practices in foot and ankle surgery. With the help of Google Glass, he combined both into one.
Last month while in India, he helped perform foot and ankle surgery while wearing Google Glass, allowing the surgery to be broadcast live on the internet, one of the first surgeries worldwide to be done while Google Glass watched.
“When I learned of Google Glass, I thought there was an enormous potential to enhance patient care globally,” Parekh says. “With this technology, surgeon experts and thought leaders can be ‘brought’ into surgery to assist difficult or rare cases through every corner of the world. In addition, surgeons can provide viewers with a bird’s eye view of what is happening in the case and teach families, patients and physicians remotely. I think we are at the tip of the iceberg with learning how to adopt Google Glass in medicine. However, I am certain it will revolutionize medicine for everyone.”
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Could Google Glass Save Your Life?
by Kate Heslop| 23 January 2014
Should we dismiss Google Glass as an expensive gimmick, or could it one day be the device that helps to save your life, with a potential future in the medical industry and emergency services?
...In January at a three-day medical conference in India, a US-based doctor, Dr Selene G. Parekh, performed foot and ankle surgery using Google Glass.
...CBR spoke to Dr Selene G. Parekh about the surgery he performed, and whether Google Glass helped or hindered his job. Parekh said that it was an exciting opportunity to use Google Glass during the operation: "Surgery went great. There was a lot of anticipation and excitement about the use of the glass."
"In the future, I can see the glass seamlessly pulling up x-rays, MRIs, CT scans, anatomy pictures and the like, to enhance and improve surgeries. It could also measure what we see and bring in surgical consultations from around the globe. The potential is enormous. It will serve as a great educational tool."
(Thursday, 16 January 2014) GOOGLE Glass - a wearable computer that resembles a pair of glasses - may be set to transform the medical world, after the device has been used once again during two surgical procedures.
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Selene Parekh recently used the technology as he conducted foot and ankle surgery during the Indo-US conference in Jaipur, India. And in December last year, the device was worn by plastic surgeon Dr. Anil Shah as he carried out rhinoplasty on a patient who broke her nose.
These surgeons are the latest to use the technology in the operating room. Earlier this year, Medical News Today reported on a surgeon from the US who live-streamed a procedure using Google Glass and an iPad.
Surgery Broadcasted Live Online Using Google Glass
by Kate Heslop | 15 January 2014
Surgeon uses Google Glass to record and broadcast operation live online and view x-rays and MRIs simultaneously.
A surgeon has successfully used Google Glass to help perform foot and ankle surgery, which was broadcasted live on the Internet. The surgery was performed during a three day annual Indo-US conference. Dr Selene G. Parekh performed the surgery on Saturday, and found Google Glass to be an interesting tool in the medical field.
Dr. Parekh told CBR that he believes Google Glass will "allow surgeons to collaborate, educate, and teach more easily. I think it will improve outcomes and patient success."
Indian doctor uses Google Glass to telecast live surgery on Internet
(India TV Tech - 14 Jan 2014) New Delhi: A team of doctors under the supervision of Orthopedic surgeon Selene G. Parekh used Google Glass, the tech giant's wearable computer, to perform a successful foot and ankle surgery in Jaipur. The surgery was broadcast live on Google via internet.
The surgery team was headed by Dr. Ashish Sharma who said Google Glass has turned useful in allowing the doctor to look at an X-Ray or MRI without taking the eye off from the patient. He further said the device even lets doctor to connect with a patient's family or friends during a procedure.