A small group of surgeons at Ohio State University (OSU) have adopted Google Glass as a tool for live-streaming and documenting surgeries in real-time from a first person point of view. Details after the jump.

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Google Glass may have been shunned by most of the technology blogosphere as an expensive, prototypical $1500 accessory, but surgeons at OSU have found a good use for it.

Led by Dr. Christopher Kaeding, OSU some surgeons are now using Glass in the operating room for viewing patient medical records in real-time, taking photos, and streaming entire surgeries to colleagues for advice, and to students for a virtual eyes-on operating experience.

While Dr. Kaeding has enthusiastically adopted it, others aren’t so keen because of privacy concerns, and a general reluctance of trying out unproven new technology. He also complains of Glass’ poor video quality and limited connectivity; it only connects to the Internet by tethering to smartphones.

Google Glass Explorer Edition was sold to select few people earlier this year for a whopping $1500. As Google fine-tunes the hardware, and opens up the software it will certainly get cheaper and more useful for the general public, when it launches next year.

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Source: Washington Post

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