Technology Marches On As Scottsdale Hosts First Google-Glass Filmed Surgery

Posted: Jun. 27th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

Scottsdale will soon become the site of a major step forward in modern technology, as Google Glass experiences its first use during an orthopedic trauma surgery, a change that has wide-reaching implications in the medical and tech industries alike. We all use Google for just about everything, but how soon will it be until we're all using Google Glass?

Wednesday, the world's first orthopedic trauma surgery recorded using Google Glass will occur at Scottsdale Healthcare.

The surgery to repair a knee fracture will be streamed live to orthopedic trauma fellows, residents, medical students and other orthopedic surgeons in the United States according to a Scottsdale Healthcare announcement.

Gil Ortega, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Scottsdale Healthcare, was chosen by Google earlier this year for its Glass Explorer program, who's purpose is to test the device before it is released to the public.


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