STANFORD (KPIX) — From smart watches to fitness trackers, people use wearable technologies for many reasons: to improve their health, boost productivity or to simply stay in touch. Now a Stanford scientist and her team are using the technology to help physicians boost the art of surgery. KPIX 5 got an exclusive look at their unusual experiment which recently unfolded at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. The convention center was the location for the annual meeting for the American College of Surgeons, where roughly 10,000 surgeons from around the world converged to learn the latest in surgical techniques and to share information. Downstairs in the underground exhibit hall, hundreds of surgeons volunteered for the experiment. They lined up to test out some wearable technologies for the “Surgical Metrics Project.” Over the course of 3 days, 253 surgeons underwent a little “biohacking.” “This is a very original thinking.” exclaimed Dr. Andre Campbell, a trauma surgeon at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. “I’m curious. I wanted to see what it was all about,” explained Dr.Lidia Castagneto, who works as a general surgeon in Rome, Italy. The volunteer surgeons agreed to perform a common surgery. Ten surgical tables were set up… Read full this story
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