CrowdOptic’s software, also used in sports, entertainment, and security and building controls industries, lets one Google Glass wearer “inherit” another’s point of view simply by looking in the other user’s direction.
The technology promises new advantages in surgical training, especially in an area such as cardiothoracic training, where it’s difficult for an attending surgeon to give direct visual feedback to residents conducting operations. The sight-line restrictions in the operating room make it challenging without Glass for the teacher to see exactly what the student is seeing.
CrowdOptic previously announced a similar testing program with UC San Francisco.
(Stanford School of Medicine photo by Daniel Hartwig. Used via Creative Commons license.)