It's hoped the technology will be useful for surgeons frustrated their own hands and surgical tools can block their view of operations
So that surgeons can leave even more foreign objects inside of patients' bodies?
and pilots who wish cockpit floors were transparent for landings.
We've been building airplanes for 100 years and this has never been a problem for pilots in the past. And if it were, what about solving the problem with plexiglass noses like WWII bombers used (the bombardier DID need to see the ground beneath the plane)?