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Learning Transesophageal Echocardiography with Google Glass

Today I took part in a study assessing the utility of Google Glass in navigating the 20 standard views of conventional transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). TEE is routinely utilized in cardiac cases to evaluate cardiac function, signs of ischemia, life-threatening conditions, and intraoperative changes; however, mastering the technical skill of performing a TEE evaluation can be cumbersome.

TEE simulation lab – Google Glass sitting on the mannequin

Enter Google Glass. By displaying the depth, omniplaning angle, and a 3D representation of each view through the Glass prism, we could easily manipulate the TEE probe confidently to find our views. Here’s a picture showing the set up!

Hopefully products like Google Glass will continue supplementing medical education!

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