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Surgical Augmented Reality Systems

These Augmented Reality Glasses Aid in Spinal Surgery

— September 21, 2017 — Tech
Augmedics, an Israeli start-up, created 'Vizor,' a surgical augmented reality system that's offering surgeons enhanced perception in the operating room.

Vizor separates itself from other variations of computer-assisted surgery systems as it enables the surgeon to stay focused on the patient, instead of looking at a screen, offering a more realistic and ergonomic experience. Complete with high-powered sensors, this device utilizes the patient's CT scans, to offer surgeons an augmented method of spine detection in real time. This way, doctors can quickly determine and pinpoint the orientation of the patient's proportions, as well as the various tools, which are placed inside the patient's body to aid in the surgery.

Although not available yet, Vizor, is expected to be ready for surgeries within the next two years.
Trend Themes
1. Surgical Augmented Reality - The use of augmented reality technology in surgical procedures is disrupting traditional surgical methods and offering enhanced perception for surgeons.
2. Real-time Spine Detection - Real-time spine detection through the use of augmented reality glasses is revolutionizing the way surgeons determine the orientation of a patient's spine during surgery.
3. Ergonomic Surgical Experience - Augmented reality glasses like Vizor are providing surgeons with a more realistic and ergonomic experience by allowing them to stay focused on the patient instead of looking at a screen.
Industry Implications
1. Healthcare - The healthcare industry can benefit from the disruptive innovation opportunities of surgical augmented reality systems by improving surgical precision and reducing the risk of complications.
2. Medical Device - The medical device industry has the potential to capitalize on the development of augmented reality glasses for surgical procedures, offering advanced tools and technologies to improve surgical outcomes.
3. Technology - The technology industry has the opportunity to further advance surgical augmented reality systems, contributing to the growth and adoption of this innovative technology in the healthcare sector.
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