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    Google Glass successfully records scleral buckling surgery

     

    However, the main downside to Google Glass was thought to be its short battery life. Separate battery packs are available: without one, only 51 continuous minutes of video footage can be recorded.

    Smartphone app rivals charts when testing eyesight

    Drs Rahimy and Garg are now conducting further proof-of-concept tests to validate Google Glass as a teaching tool for opthalmology.

    Google Glass is currently unavailable, production having been stopped in January 2015 following a catalogue of complaints and concerns about this early model.

    Google has confirmed that version 2 is under development and has an expected launch date of this year.

    While little is known about the new version, which is being developed in secret, it is expected to have a much improved battery life. The researchers hope it will also incorporate zoom, and contrast and brightness enhancement facilities.

     

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