The Use of Google Glass in Pediatric Surgical Education

TitleThe Use of Google Glass in Pediatric Surgical Education
Duration1 Year
Project Summary

Personal portable technologies have had impressive advancements in recent years. Google has recently introduced Glass, a device that is worn like conventional glasses, but that combines a computerized central processing unit, hands-free ability, high definition camera, microphone, bone-conduction transducer and wireless capabilities.1

This project aims to formally study and validate the use of Google Glass as a tool for surgical education.
The study will compare 2 procedures using both Google Glass and direct visualization in the operating room. Medical students and surgical residents will be randomized and one group will watch the pre-recorded Google Glass video first and then move on to observing the same procedure in the operating room, while the other group will complete the visualization in the reverse order.

Both groups will then complete a survey evaluating different aspects of the Google Glass videos in comparison to direct observation in the operating room.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2015/2016
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorNeil Chadha
Year 1: Funded Amount6,200
Year 1: Team Members

Neil Chadha, Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery, Faculty of Medicine
Evie Landry, PGY-1 Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine
Michael Yong, 4th year UBC Medical Student

Year 1: TLEF ShowcaseYear 1: TLEF Showcase
Project ReportFinal-Report-2015-TLEF-SP-Chadha-WEB.pdf