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Surgeon 'livestreams' operation through Google Glasses

A journalist wears a pair of Google Glass during a demonstration Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

A surgeon in the UK has become the first to live stream an operation across the globe which was filmed using a pair of Google Glasses, a hospital has said.

People could tune in to essentially see through the eyes of medic Shafi Ahmed as he removed cancerous tissue from the liver and bowel of a 78-year-old man at The Royal London Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said.

As Mr Ahmed, colorectal cancer lead at Barts Health NHS Trust and associate dean at Queen Mary University of London, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, performed the surgery, students could contact him directly to ask question about the operation.

Their queries appeared on the bottom left-hand side of the Google Glass worn by the surgeon, who then answered them verbally. His responses were transmitted via the online feed.