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Augmented Reality Could Change Health Care—Or Be a Faddish Dud

The patient lies on the exam table, as the surgeon gets ready. She’s wearing pastel pink scrubs, holding an ultrasound device, and wearing glasses that look like something out of RoboCop—the ’80s version, not the 2014 remake. 203 more words

Healthcare

Microsoft HoloLens helps medical equipment maker hone sales pitch

Microsoft’s HoloLens has found a home in healthcare, potentially breathing new life into what has been spotty deployment of immersive digital solutions in enterprises.

Medical equipment maker Stryker is using the headset to help show customers how its surgical tables, light fixtures and displays will look in their operating rooms (ORs). 142 more words

Healthcare

Microsoft's HoloLens: How these surgeons can now voyage around patients' organs

Using Microsoft’s HoloLens platform, researchers in Oslo have developed a way of turning traditional two-dimensional medical images into 3D augmented-reality models for planning surgery and navigating around organs during operations. 108 more words

Medical Technology

European scientists developing new Augmented Reality visor to improve accuracy of surgical interventions

Employing new photonics technology, European scientists are developing a new Augmented Reality surgical visor in a bid to improve accuracy of interventions, showing anaesthetic and medical data while superimposing a patient’s x-ray in perfect unison with their body, meaning surgeons never having to look away during an operation and surgery times reduced by over 20 minutes for every 3 hours. 89 more words

Orthopedics

Philips Announces New Augmented Reality Spine Surgery Navigation Tech

Philips today announced a rather interesting new breakthrough navigation technology meant for minimally invasive spine surgery for use in their “hybrid ORs.” The ORs themselves are specialized for procedures like spine surgery and contain an integrated fluoroscopy unit with 3D reconstructions like that seen in technologies like the O-arm. 122 more words

Orthopedics

Touch Surgery brings surgery training to Augmented Reality

Training surgeons on specific surgical procedures is expensive and hard. London-based Touch Surgery has created more than 200 training programs for surgical procedures to be completed on a mobile phone or tablet. 114 more words

Technology

4 Augmented Reality Apps That Will Reshape How Doctors Treat Patients

Augmented reality is the next great technological breakthrough. Pokémon Go, the hottest AR game, has been downloaded more than 100 million times with over 20 million active users, according to SurveyMonkey. 111 more words

Healthcare