MedicAR – Surgical Glassware with Augmented Reality at Stanford University Medical Center

by Paul Gailey Alburquerque on 13 March 2014 with 4 commentsMEDICINA
Augmented Reality with Google Glass for Surgeons
Augmented Reality with Google Glass for Surgeons

Droiders, an official Google Glass applications development start-up, today launched MedicAR, a new application which combines augmented reality and Google Glass™ to improve the simulation and teaching of certain procedures in surgery and patient care.

The MedicAR application also represents a potential new aid to improve safety issues in surgical interventions, especially for common procedures among junior surgeons and even for uncommon ones among experts.

During a recent demonstration, Dr. Homero Rivas, assistant professor of surgery (digestive surgery) and director of innovative surgery at Stanford University, connected the wearable device from Google to Droiders’ MedicAR application, and using an anatomical human model, performed an open reduction and internal fixation of a left complex clavicular fracture.

The demonstration took place in the Goodman Simulation Center at Stanford. A video of the MedicAR demonstration is available here: