This Doctor Used Snapchat’s Spectacles To Record a Surgery

Inside Snap Inc. Pop-Up Store As Holiday Shoppers Buy Snapchat SpectaclesFor Dr. Shafi Ahmed, hernia repair surgery is a routine operation. But on Dec. 9 at the London Independent Hospital, something was different. This time, as the British surgeon made an incision in his patient’s abdomen, he was wearing Snapchat’s Spectacles – a pair of sunglasses fitted with a camera that records 10-second clips for later uploading to Snapchat.

Over the course of an hour, Ahmed used his Snapchat account to share a unique point of view — his own — into the operation, sharing a series of video clips that, put together, formed a tutorial for medical students.



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