Mixed reality devices such as Microsoft HoloLens are expected to change many industries. We have already covered how these headsets can help students and professionals. The Scopis Mixed-Reality Surgical Holographic Navigation Platform allows surgeons to use Microsoft HoloLens devices to perform minimally-invasive spine surgery with precision.
Here is how it works:
To use the Scopis Holographic Navigation Platform during such an operation, the surgeon wears Microsoft HoloLens glasses, which communicate wirelessly with the Scopis system. The planned positioning of the pedicle screws is projected onto the surgeon’s field of view and overlaid exactly onto the patient, creating the mixed reality experience. This allows the surgeon to find the screws’ planned positions faster and to align surgical instruments interactively with the holographic visualization.
Surgeons will be able to use simple gestures to view relevant info during surgery. It can show tumor boundaries and assist with implant placement. More info is available here.