Prospects and Problems of Smart Glasses as Tools for Surgery

  • Kazuhiko ShinoharaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 482)


The feasibility and problems of using smart glasses (SMG) in surgery were investigated in this study. The prospects and challenges of SMG in surgery are as follows. The advantages of SMG are that various kinds of medical information can be provided, including surgical navigation and consultation with other physicians. Since SMG are hands-free, they are clean and safe to use in surgical practice. The challenges and unresolved problems of SMG are ergonomic problems such as eyestrain and fatigue, and technical problems such as Internet security and electromagnetic interference. Further collaborative investigation and development of the technology and ergonomics of SMG are important for their successful application in surgery.


Smart glass Clinical surgery Ergonomics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Health SciencesTokyo University of TechnologyTokyoJapan

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