iPad used to assist surgery in Flash-free Japanese OR

Joseph L. Flatley
J. Flatley|06.03.10

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Joseph L. Flatley
June 3, 2010 4:01 PM
iPad used to assist surgery in Flash-free Japanese OR
At least one surgeon in Japan is using an iPad in the operating theater (a term we learned from M*A*S*H). It's unclear to us whether it's attached to an endoscope, he's looking at reference photos, or even if the device is serving any use at all other than attracting TV coverage, but it sure looks like the real thing -- he's pinching to zoom through latex gloves and everything! The next obvious question is, of course: is there an app for that operation? Video after the break.

[Thanks, iNicc0lo]


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