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DR. KASSIR'S BLOG

How Will You Use Google Glass?

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S.

April 14, 2014, 3:30 p.m.

 

It is no secret that Google Glass will be available to the general public on Tuesday, April 15th. As consumers are signing up for reminders and anxiously waiting to purchase the latest technology Google is offering,  the device is already being examined by New York City's top plastic surgeon, Dr. Ramtin Kassir.

 

The futuristic Internet-connected glasses are incorporated into Manhattan’s top-notch practice, and the feedback from patients is positive. They are composed of electronics such as a computer processor and a camera and are suitable for all weather conditions.

 

Visionary cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Ramtin Kassir says that his own goggles are more than just a gadget- they are game changer for doctors. Dr. Kassir uses them to snap photos of patients and live stream cosmetic procedures ranging from rhinoplasty and facelift surgeries to non-invasive procedures for medical students.

 

Dr. Kassir utilizes his new specs daily, in different ways. “Rather than handing patients a mirror, I record and display their faces in real-time on a projection screen in my office. My patients can go home and review their entire surgical procedure, consultation, and their medical records are readily available,” says Dr. Kassir.

 

Here are some observations and conclusions by Dr. Kassir after implementing Google Glass:

 

  • Wearing Google Glass throughout the day is not a problem, they come in different shades and prescription lenses

  • Colleagues, staff, families and patients overwhelmingly have a positive response to Glass

  • Increase efficiency- beneficial applications of Glass include: hands-free photo/video-documentation (especially letting patients see their own conditions real time), hands-free telephone calls, looking up billing codes, and internet searches for unfamiliar medical terms or syndromes

 

Some drawbacks thus far are:

 

  • Low battery endurance, and some transmission latency

  • Improvement to the hardware is required- primarily battery life and issues of data protection

 

“I am intrigued and impressed by the use of Google Glass. Dr. Kassir is always the first to provide his patients with the latest technology and innovative procedures and techniques in plastic surgery,” says a NYC rhinoplasty patient after watching Dr. Kassir fix her deviated septum, which was recorded via Google Glass.

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