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Google Glass’s importance goes way beyond consumer electronics

04
Dec
2013

It’s easy to make fun of overly enthusiastic Google Glass early adopters, particularly when they use the computerized headset to take shower selfies. But there are some potential applications for Google Glass that go way beyond the realm of consumer electronics and are genuinely worth getting excited about. Case in point: Fast Company reports that San Francisco-based cardiothoracic surgeon Pierre Theodore has just wrapped up a three-month trial where he used Glass to help him perform complex medical procedures. And the good news is that he says that Google’s device has actually been a help. For example, Theodore says he was able to use Glass to bring up a patient’s X-rays during surgery that he normally might have had to go into

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