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Mixed reality to assist surgeons

2017-05-12

Scopis has developed a navigation platform based on mixed reality to help surgeons.

It is called the Holographic Navigation Platform working in conjunction with Microsoft HoloLens. The platform is designed to improve the precision of surgical procedures and facilitate the work of doctors.

How it works?

During the surgery, the system projects mixed reality onto real objects: for example, projecting pedicle screws onto the operated site of the spine. This lets surgeons plan the positioning quick, saving significant amount of time.

The platform was based on the 3D positioning technology of a high precision. It is equally useful for the cases of low and high invasiveness. Besides, it benefits patients by reducing the radiation exposure from multiple fluoroscopy devices usage.

Tests at the Duke University Medical Center showed that using a wireless HoloLens device created far less inconvenience to the surgeon than other similar gadgets.