Vuzix® Corporation, ("Vuzix" or, the "Company"), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology and products, today announced that a team of doctors is successfully using the Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses to perform gastrointestinal surgeries on patients at a leading hospital based in Barcelona, Spain.
In a recent Twitter post (here), Dr. Rafael Díaz Del Gobbo, an Upper GI & Bariatric Surgeon based in Barcelona, Spain, highlighted usage of the Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses in the operating room in collaboration with Spanish mobile telecommunications operator Vodadone España. Dr. Díaz Del Gobbo performed a sleeve gastrectomy procedure on a patient while streaming the surgery online via the Vuzix M400 and connecting with a team of doctors in Miami, FL, who attended the surgery virtually.
Wearing the Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses, clinicians are collaborating on appropriate medical treatments via video and audio streaming in real-time to remote audiences and experts, reducing exposure and conserving personal protection equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are pleased to see the staff at a leading hospital in Barcelona, Spain utilizing our M400 Smart Glasses to help them connect with other medical experts virtually to assist during surgeries,” said Paul Travers, Vuzix President and Chief Executive Officer. “This is yet another example of how Vuzix Smart Glasses are leading in healthcare for expert support during an operation and for training others on how it’s done.”