Who'd have thought that someone would find a useful application for Snapchat!?
UK teaching surgeon Dr Shafi Ahmed has livestreamed an operation using Snapchat spectacles, which are sunglasses with two small cameras integrated, allowing the wearer to record what they are seeing. The routine hernia repair procedure took place at the London Independent Hospital. Clips from it were posted to Snapchat in real time. Another consultant pressed record on the glasses during the operation. The young male patient featured in the video, which has now been posted on YouTube, has chosen to remain anonymous, but is recovering well from the routine operation. Stepping out of a clinic to speak to the BBC, Dr Ahmed said the spectacles presented a unique opportunity because of the platform they offered for teaching.