Japanese docs use iPad to view images during surgery

The iPad has turned out to be one of the most popular devices that Apple has. The iPad is booming with 2 million units shipped in the short time it has been on the market. With the iPad now finally in other countries we are starting to see what folks from around the world think about the iPad.

Some surgeons in Japan working at a hospital run by Kobe University have used the iPad during surgery to view images during a procedure. At least I hope that's what they are doing, and those images aren't from "Surgical Procedures for Dummies."

Like everything else in a surgical suit, the iPad is covered in plastic. This is to keep any contaminants from the iPad from getting into the open areas on the patient and to keep gross stuff from getting on the iPad. This seems a bit unwieldy as a surgical solution though, it took two assistants to hold the iPad and show the docs the images.