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1 2 2 O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | A P R I L 2 0 1 4 G oogle Glass could soon occupy that sliver of space under the headlights on your surgeon's forehead. "Cool stuff," says Indiana University trauma surgeon Paul Szotek, MD. "Wearable technol- ogy is going to revolutionize surgery." Two months ago, Dr. Szotek operated with the assistance of Google Glass, the wearable computer that looks like a pair of space-age glass- es. As he cut during the 4-hour surgery to remove an abdominal tumor, he gave Google Glass simple voice commands and up popped preloaded MRI scans of the patient's tumor on the tiny battery-pow- ered, head-mounted display just over his right eye. "Like looking through your car's rearview mirror," says Dr. Szotek. "I didn't take my eyes off of the patient." Rather than walk across the OR to see the MRI, Dr. Szotek simply glanced up and to the right, never leaving his patient's side or losing his concentration. "Sure, you can pull up an MRI during a case, but you PRODUCT News Great ideas for your OR Google Glass Coming to an OR Near You Could the wearable computer be surgery's next big thing? WEARABLE COMPUTER Google Glass puts patient scans in surgeons' field of view. IU Health OSE_1404_part3_Layout 1 4/4/14 2:43 PM Page 122

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