Scopis Introduces Mixed Reality to Simplify Surgical Navigation

Scopis has announced a mixed reality surgical navigation system that uses the Microsoft HoloLens for spinal surgery applications.

It combines current surgical navigation technologies with Microsoft’s augmented reality headset to show surgeons where they’re drilling into in real-time, without shifting their gaze away from the surgical field

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Robotic Microsurgeon for Cochlear Implantations Tested in Switzerland | Medgadget

Robotic surgical assistants have become commonplace in many hospitals. Robotics has the potential to give surgeons the dexterity, patience, and sensitivity that humans can never achieve with their own hands.

Researchers at the University of Bern in Switzerland have been working on an image guided microsurgery robot that can perform highly sensitive cochlear implantations.

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Complete decontamination of robotic instruments “virtually impossible” | Spinal News International

Robotic surgery seems to offer a number of impressive benefits for spinal surgery, from increased precision and accuracy to potentially lower radiation doses for operating room staff and patients. With Globus’ Excelsius and Mazor Robotics’ Mazor X recently unveiled at the annual meeting of the North American Spine Society (NASS; 26-29 October 2016, Boston, USA), the market for robotic devices is becoming increasingly saturated.

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New app will help medical students study operations in virtual reality | T3

A new networking designed to connect over 8.5 million medical practitioners around the world isn’t just aiming to give doctors, nurses and surgeons the ability to request an instant consultation – it’s also offering students and experienced GPs alike the chance to watch in-depth medical procedures through a virtual reality headset.

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