How VR Technology Can Be of Help to Surgeons

The healthcare industry requires constant development and innovation. One of the notable cases at the intersection of medicine and IT is the use of software with VR and AR by doctors to cope with their professional tasks. These technologies have acquired particular relevance over the past year. We’ll share how robots teach doctors, assist in … Read more

Virtual and Augmented Reality in Cardiac Surgery – PubMed

Virtual and augmented reality can be defined as a threedimensional real-world simulation allowing the user to directly interact with it. Throughout the years, virtual reality has gained great popularity in medicine and is currently being adopted for a wide range of purposes. Due to its dynamic anatomical nature, permanent drive towards decreasing invasiveness, and strive … Read more

FDA clears augmented reality smartglasses for guiding knee replacement surgeries

Built into a pair of glasses, the newly FDA-cleared Knee+ system uses a camera to help judge the alignment of instruments and the knee joint itself within the surgeon’s field of view, without requiring them to change their surgical technique.Instead, the French developer relies on a series of braces labeled with QR codes that can be read … Read more

La start-up libanaise, Proximie, lève 38 millions de dollars

Proximie, une startup spécialisée dans la numérisation de la chirurgie fondée par Nadine Hachach Haram, une Libanaise chirurgienne de formation, vient de lever 38 millions en série B auprès des investisseurs internationaux F-Prime Capital, Questa Capital, Eight Roads, Maverick Ventures.La startup avait déjà levé plus de 11 millions en série A, notamment auprès des fonds … Read more

Activ Surgical raises $45M to develop software suite

Activ Surgical, a Boston-based software developer for robotic surgery, raised $45 million in Series B funding. The funding will support the commercial availability of its ActivInsights software suite, which includes an augmented reality-based overlay that displays tissue perfusion in real time without the use of traditional dyes. Source: Activ Surgical raises $45M to develop software … Read more

Is the use of augmented reality-assisted surgery beneficial in urological education? A systematic review

Google Glass is an optical head-mounted display that has been used in multiple medical and surgical settings to enhance delivery of education and training. This systematic review focuses solely on the use of this technology in urology operating theaters for the purpose of surgical education. Source: Is the use of augmented reality-assisted surgery beneficial in … Read more

ASTRA: surgical training system for fetal surgery based on augmented reality and game technology

Discover the project ASTRA, one of projects funded by EPIC MegaGrants. Using the Unreal Engine and Magic Leap augmented reality glasses this project develops a training method for very complex fetuses surgery. Creating a surgical training system based on augmented reality is the main goal of project ASTRA, thanks to funding by EPIC MegaGrants and … Read more

NEBH orthopedic surgeons perform total hip replacement using innovative augmented reality-guided technology

A new “first-ever” augmented reality guided surgery has been done by a team of New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH). This time, it was a total hip replacement and again benefits are clear in term of total surgical time and patient recovery (due to minimally-invasive surgical approach). “This is the first joint replacement technology using augmented reality … Read more

Johns Hopkins Performs Its First Augmented Reality Surgeries in Patients

Johns Hopkins neurosurgeons have performed the institution’s first augmented reality surgeries in living patients. During the first procedure on June 8, 2020, the physicians placed six screws in a patient’s spine for spinal fusion surgery to fuse three vertebrae in order to relieve the patient’s chronic, debilitating back pain. For the second surgery on June … Read more

Digital Health In Plastic Surgery And Cosmetics

When it comes to reconstructive and aesthetic procedures, it might prove challenging to visualize the end results on the actual patient. However, with AR technology, patients can see how their appearance changes after a procedure, even before entering the OT. As usual, The Medical Futurist made a very impressive summary of the evolution of digital … Read more