New wearable device offers information in spine surgeons' line-of-sight: 5 takeaways

Written by Megan Wood | November 11, 2015 | Print  |

Researchers from Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust in the United Kingdom conducted a trial for a Google Glass-like device.

Here are five takeaways:


1. The device provides a surgeon with patient information in real-time.


2. The researchers tested the device during a selective dorsal rhizotomy, which treats children with cerebral palsy.


3. Surgeons wear the optical head-mounted display, equipped with an exterior-facing camera. They can keep their eyes on the surgery while receiving critical patient data.


4. Currently, surgeons learn information from colleagues outside the operating room.


5. Sanjay Khurana, MD, of Los Angeles Spine Group praised the device, as it can "help to improve accuracy and precision while performing both routine and complicated spine surgeries."


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