Mar 27, 2023

Smart glasses at Basildon Hospital speed up procedures

Smart glasses are being used at a hospital to help reduce waiting lists for heart procedures. Staff at Basildon Hospital wear a high-resolution camera and earpiece to connect with experts remotely. Basildon is the UK's first hospital to use the smart glasses for transcatheter aortic valve implantation heart procedures which replace diseased heart valves. Cardiologist Dr Christopher Cook said the glasses also allow experts to supervise multiple procedures simultaneously in different locations. When waiting lists were at their highest in 2021 between July and September, the average wait time for TAVI procedure at Basildon Hospital was just over seven months.

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