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Not letting medical students at UC Irvine have all the high-tech fun, scholars at Stanford University will be using Google Glass to hone their skills. The school’s Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery will use a mashup of software from CrowdOptic paired with Mountain View’s next-gen monocle to stream live feeds of surgical procedures while they’re being performed by residents.

The addition of Google’s wearable computer will let instructors remotely provide real-time feedback based on what the student is looking at during a tense operation. For those of you who might be concerned about privacy, CrowdOptic has already produced Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliant software. While we enjoy a good game of first-person hoops, we’re glad to see Glass being used for activities that may actually save someone’s life.

CrowdOptic’s Google Glass Broadcasting Solution Aims to Improve Surgeon Training in Stanford University Medical School

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – July 30, 2014) – CrowdOptic, a maker of mobile and wearable broadcasting solutions, today announced that the company is working with the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford University Medical Center to help improve resident training in complex surgical procedures, through the use of Google Glass technology.

CrowdOptic’s software lets one Google Glass wearer inherit another’s point of view, simply by looking in the other user’s direction.

This hope with this technology is that it will offer a paradigm shift in surgical training, especially in the highly complex area of cardiothoracic training, where a major challenge is creating an environment in which an attending surgeon can provide direct visual feedback to residents conducting operations.

Traditionally, due to the restricted view in the operating room, it has been next to impossible for an attending surgeon to appreciate the perspective of the exact field of view of a trainee, complicating the process of providing essential feedback on techniques.

CrowdOptic will be deployed in Stanford Medical Center, where faculty and student teams evaluate training in a variety of surgical settings.

About CrowdOptic CrowdOptic software produces breathtaking crowdsourced content for live broadcasts and unique context-aware applications that engage fans and live audiences. Also an advanced platform for mobile and wearable intelligence and analytics, CrowdOptic uses patented algorithms to obtain unparalleled insight into device engagement. CrowdOptic’s software detects significant broadcast events and then sources the live video feeds in real time to and from any broadcast media or device. CrowdOptic analyzes the best views and footage, obtained through devices such as Google Glass, then streams the live feeds directly to arena video boards, and even allows fans to inherit each other’s views. CrowdOptic is used worldwide by leading enterprises in the sports, entertainment, security/building controls, and medical industries. CrowdOptic is the recipient of the 2014 Frost and Sullivan New Product Innovation Award for its pioneering achievements in Focus-Based Services.www.crowdoptic.com.

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