GoogleGlass Surgery at Academic Medical Center of Amsterdam

End of 2103 Dr. Marlies P Schijven, surgeon at the Academic Medical Center of Amsterdam recorded her field of view during surgery with GoogleGlass and streamed video images live to the internet. Read the whole story at

According to the project team around Dr. Schijven, this was ” the first live surgery performed using GoogleGlass in the Netherlands. This is also the first glass-to-glass surgical procedure performed – worldwide.”

Droiders Releases Augmented Reality App MedicAR for Google Glass

Droiders has released an augmented reality based manual to deliver a guide for young, still unexperienced surgeons through a surgery. The app is supposed “to improve the simulation and teaching of certain procedures in surgery and patient care“. It uses Google Glass™ as the augmented reality enabling hardware platform to leave the surgeon’s hands free and let him view the augmented reality scene from his natural perspective.

Another app proposes to use Google Glass to go through surgical safety checklists.

The Hamlyn Symposium 2014 – Call for Papers

The Symposium aims to promote the development of advanced, minimally invasive surgical robots that are intelligent, sensor-rich and allow seamless human interaction through multidisciplinary collaboration between the surgical and engineering community.
The theme for the 2014 Symposium is “Beyond Surgery – Independence and Quality of Life”. Click here to view the Call for Papers.
Topics to be addressed by the symposium include, but are not limited to:
  • Clinical highlights in Urology, Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, General Surgery, Gynaecology, ENT , Orthopaedic, and Paediatric Surgery
  • Emerging, multi-specialty applications of robotic technology
  • Medical robotics for NOTES
  • Mechatronic designs for medical robotics
  • Microbot design and applications
  • Surgical simulation, training and skills assessment
  • Human robot interaction and ergonomics
  • Surgical navigation and augmented reality systems
  • Intra-operative imaging and biophotonics for robotic surgery
  • Robotic assisted multi-scale image fusion and visualisation
  • Medical image computing and computer assisted intervention
  • Economic and general consideration of robotic surgery
  • Wearable robotics, exoskeletons and actuated prostheses
  • Neurorobotics

Important Dates

  • 17 March 2014 - Paper Submission Deadline 
  • 28 April 2014 - Acceptance of Papers
  • 14 June 2014 - Camera Ready Copy
  • 12 July 2014 – Workshop Day 1
  • 13 July 2014 – Symposium Day 1
  • 14 July 2014 - Symposium Day 2
  • 15 July 2014 - Workshop Day 2

Submission of Papers

All papers need to be submitted electronically via the Symposium submission website. Submissions will be accepted on:
  • Clinical abstracts (up to 1 page plus 2 figures/tables);
  • Technical papers (up to 2 pages).
Best papers will be selected for full publication in a special supplement in a Journal to be announced later.