Alabama's AL.com website reports that with the use of Google Glass combined with the virtual technology developed by the University of Alabama in Birmingham, "orthopedic surgeon Dr. Brent Ponce performed a shoulder replacement," while in Atlanta "Dr. Phani Dantuluri watched, talked and virtually placed his hands into the surgical field."
In conjunction with the Google Glass, the surgeons used VIPAAR, or Virtual Interactive Presence in Augmented Reality, a two-way, real-time interactive video conferencing technology developed by UAB.
According to an account by UAB media relations specialist Bob Shepard the VIPAAR technology allowed Dantuluri to see exactly what Ponce saw and virtually introduce his hands or instruments into the surgery -- "a merged-reality environment."
|"Welcome to the age of entanglement."|
|New LED Streetlamp to Reduce Light Pollution|
|Space Station Is Near Completion, Maybe the End|
|Bitponics: Control Your Garden from Your Computer|
|“It’s taking orders for a real-life flying motorcycle powered by five modified jet engines.”|
|“Without ads, how does Netflix manage to make money?”|
|“By day, she visits morgues, observes autopsies, and studies pictures of crime scenes.”|
|What Nothing Really Means in Seinfeld|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|“How easy it is for anyone who tracks our digital activities to gain insight into our personalities.”|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|
|Where Drones Bark|
|There Are Plastic Islands in the Pacific Ocean You Can Walk On|
|Fake Name Generator|
|“A chain of endlessly recommended YouTube videos made by strangers motivated by advertising dollars.”|