On Feb. 13, WOORIDUL Spine Hospital’s deputy director Lim Kang-taek in the department of neurosurgery announced the remote streaming surgery through Google glasses, wearable device in Nex-D Festival [2015 Wearable is Next], held in COEX, Seoul under the auspices of the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP).
Live screen, which Lim and a Korean domestic IT company developed together, is a program to transfer the scene you look through Google glasses. It is enhanced not to be interfered with concurrent connections unlike the existing streaming program, so a larger number of people can access to watch the video and interactive broadcasting like chatting and voice talking with the operating surgeon.
WOORIDUL Hospital(www.wooridul.co.kr) successfully broadcast its SELD for the first time in Korea last October, which seems to open the way for remote medical examination and training in operation.
“You can show your operation while asking and answering at the same time in the remote steaming surgery, so it can be applied to spine surgery training anywhere in the world,” said deputy director Lim Kang-taek, “Many foreign doctors come to visit WOORIDUL Hospital to receive training every year. Taking advantage of Google glasses’ Live screen makes them pay less time and money and get online training live in real time. It is also expected to enhance Korea’s national brand as well as being helpful to medical tourism by letting the entire world know Korea’s superior spine surgery skills.”
By Lee Jae-seung