Augmented Reality promises to be a new, effective guidance tool in executing various detailed surgical procedures. With several applications at the preliminary stage, significant improvements in surgical accuracy, completeness, and time efficiency can drive the eventual widespread use and universal integration of such technology in daily surgical practices.
Omni-present visualization tools and digital diagnostic data have strongly facilitated and improved today’s preoperative planning and intraoperative surgical guidance. These advances continue in diagnostic registration possibilities and give rise to new technologies revolutionizing the classic surgical practice. Augmented Reality is one of these improvements in visualization by combining the highly accurate 3-dimensional digital guidance data with the real sight of the surgeons. It allows a surgeon to simultaneously visualize the surgical site and the overlaid graphic guidance information.
The most recent developments in hardware by Arspectra and Luxprototyping, and software by Fraunhofer IGD replace today’s displays next to the operation table. An unprecedented performance is achieved in support and precision with optical see-through glasses and image processing. They replace the current concentration-intensive data-to-patient mapping with in-sight delineations of the targeted areas of interest. This most naturally integrated guidance allows the surgeons to focus on their effective practice while offering higher precision and efficiency in various surgical procedures.
MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM in Halle 15, Stand C24
Mittwoch, 14. November in Halle 15 , 12:00 – 12:20 Uhr.