How Google Glass Can Help Veterinarians

See how wearable technology helps vets in the field in this VPN Video of the Week.

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The School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin is utilizing Google Glass technology to film its surgeries, allowing the surgeon's perspective to be shown for training purposes.

This technological advance, which resembles reading glasses, is voice-controlled and displays information to the user. Google Glass is still in its early stages and although possibilities are very promising, some flaws exist. For instance, the technology only allows for short periods of footage, which is not conducive to lengthy surgeries.

With this new wearable technology, however, professors at the vet school can compile other resources, such as video and photos, with their footage from Google Glass to create study modules for students to view online. Google Glass might give the veterinary field a new and advanced way to teach and learn.

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