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Surgeons perform pioneering heart operation using smart glasses for the first time


SMART glasses that allow surgeons to receive remote support from anywhere in the world have been used for the first time in a heart op.

The specs are fitted with cameras, torch and earpiece, and share live video, audio and still photos.

It means doctors can chat with other medics or experts thousands of miles away, discuss data, and add notes via a laptop.

Surgeons at Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, trialled the glasses when they fitted John Constable, 65, with an implant that corrects irregular heartbeats.

Technical support is needed to programme the device to match the patient, but can now be done remotely.

John, of Lincolnshire, said: “I’ve felt completely safe.”

Consultant Dr Patrick Heck said: “There are many opportunities to use the glasses — from dialling-in other doctors to support complex cases to training the next generation of cardiologists.”

Papworth’s Eilish Midlane said: “It’s a fantastic innovation and reduces hospital footfall.

"It could not have come at a better time.”

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