Googles to be in several places at the same time

Anesthesiologists working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, are routinely responsible for four operating rooms at once. Unable to be in several places at once, they developed a pilot program that let them literally keep an eye on more than one room at the same time.

Attached to an anesthesiologist’s goggles are a tiny screen, and a video-panel from each of the four on-going surgeries, displaying real-time images of his patients and their vital signs. Besides, information can instantly flash before his eye: surgery schedules, medical charts, patient histories, etc.


If anything goes wrong, he instantly gets the word and is on his way.

“You may actually be monitoring anywhere from 4-to-15 patients at one time,” says Dr. Michael Higgins. “In any one of those situations something can happen to a patient.”

From CBS News.