Spanish doctor performs first surgery transmitted live via Google Glass

September 2, 2013

Dr. Pedro Guillén, Head of Traumatology Service at Clínica CEMTRO in Madrid, is the first surgeon in the world to perform surgery transmitted live via Google Glass.

The surgery, performed on June 21, 2013, pre-dated surgery performed at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center on August 21, 2013, which was the first such surgery performed in the U.S., as previously reported on KurzweilAI.

The knee-cartilage implant operation was streamed to 150 people around the world. Another surgeon, Doctor Homero Rivas, Head of Innovative Surgery at the School of Medicine at Stanford University, viewed the surgery and participated remotely in the operation.

Clínica CEMTRO  is currently conducting a broad study involving more than 100 universities around the world to determine relevant applications of Google Glass technology for ehealth, telemedicine and teleeducation.

Thanks to Dr. Iñigo Espert Rodriguez, Coordinador de Comunicación y Redes Sociales (Servicio de Medicina Interna), Clínica CEMTRO, for alerting us to this. — Editor