Johns Hopkins neurosurgeons have performed the institution’s first augmented reality surgeries in living patients. During the first procedure on June 8, 2020, the physicians placed six screws in a patient’s spine for spinal fusion surgery to fuse three vertebrae in order to relieve the patient’s chronic, debilitating back pain. For the second surgery on June 10, surgeons removed a cancerous tumor known as a chordoma from the spine of a patient. The doctors report that…"Johns Hopkins Performs Its First Augmented Reality Surgeries in Patients"
The Virti technology has been developed since several years but the 2020 pandemic was a real boost in usages sharing. This application was awarded by TIME’s best inventions of 2020. The “virtual patient” uses Natural Language Processing (NLP), speech recognition and “narrative branching” to simulate realistic patient responses in life-like medical role-plays. The AI impacts the patient’s speech, body language and mannerisms and provides feedback to the user as they interact with the “patient” in…"New AI ‘virtual patient’ technology to aid NHS medical training"
When most people think of virtual reality (VR), they think of a gaming technology and big, funny-looking goggles. But VR is so much more than that. When used in the right way, at the right time, VR leverages our power to imagine when we need it the most and can help improve quality of life. VR has enabled a new field of medicine that the FDA now calls “Medical Extended Reality,” or “MXR” for short.…"VRx: How Virtual Therapeutics will Revolutionize Medicine"
L’utilisation de plusieurs modules de formations en accès libre permet aux collaborateurs de tester cette solution sans appréhension et en lien avec les autres modes de formation. À Limoges, c’est grâce à une étroite collaboration avec l’université et le CHU que l’Ehpad des Cinq Sens bénéficie d’un équipement inédit qui va permettre aux infirmiers, aux aides-soignants et aux auxiliaires de vie d’acquérir la maîtrise de certains gestes incontournables en période de pandémie. En phase de…"La réalité virtuelle pour apprendre les gestes anti-Covid"
Les formations en réalité virtuelle utilisées par l’Hôpital de la Baie fournissent un complément indispensable aux formations classiques à un coût raisonnable et en évitant de mobiliser les lieux stratégiques comme les blocs opératoires. Avec l’innovation comme moteur, les équipes de bloc de l’Hôpital Privé de la Baie ont travaillé en lien avec l’Institut de Formation d’Aides-Soignants (IFAS) de l’établissement, pour optimiser l’approche pédagogique de cette formation professionnelle. Le choix de la réalité virtuelle s’est…"L’Hôpital Privé de la Baie dans la Manche, 1er établissement en France à intégrer la réalité virtuelle pour prévenir les risques au bloc opératoire"
VR has a number of advantages over traditional rehabilitation approaches. First, VR has a high level of ecological validity because of the sensorimotor interaction between the user and the virtual environment, allowing to transfer skills from virtual to real word. Second, the compliance and the satisfaction of the patient when interacting with the enriched computer-generated environment are higher than those with conventional rehabilitation (49). Third, VR has the great advantage of providing an immediate a…"Telemedicine and Virtual Reality for Cognitive Rehabilitation: A Roadmap for the COVID-19 Pandemic"
Jonathan Vigdorchik, M.D. , last month replaced the knees of two patients, who suffered severe arthritis in their knee joints, while using special glasses that enabled him to review crucial surgical data while performing the operations. Dr. Vigdorchik this week examined both patients, who are in their 50s, and reported they were doing well. In this article Dr. Jonathan Vigdorchik presents how he used Vuzix augmented reality glasses to replace knee of two patients. One…"Augmented Reality Used in Knee-Replacement Surgery in a U.S. First "
Breast cancer conservative guided surgery with an AR headset, using 3D digital breast models, could pave the way for a digital, non-invasive method for intra-operative tumor localization. The proposed solution has the potential to improve the surgeon’s visualization of the tumor while improving patient’s quality of life (no pain, no anxiety, no bleeding). In this article, authors explain how they used augmented reality in a real breast surgery for tumor localization. Surgeon compares classical marks…"Breast cancer surgery with augmented reality – The Breast"
To face many issues due to actual pandemic, the Istanbul University Medical Society used the Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses to share experience during live broadcasts. With very simple installation, the efficiency is incredible. The dentistry faculty determined that the dentistry educational model is one where theoretical and clinical knowledge requires support by intensive clinical experiences. With face-to-face training difficult due to the pandemic process, the Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry began using Vuzix M400 Smart…"Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry Using Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses to Guide Clinical Remote Student Learning"
Abbott chooses VR technology to facilitate the user training on its intracoronary imaging platform. The program is done with Oculus Go device and shows amazing results : learning engagement +45% and knowledge retention +72%. Virtual reality will be incorporated into the training of interventional cardiologists for its optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging technology.US-headquartered Abbott wants to help these medical professions gain experience with new therapy options, imaging and diagnostic tools to help improve patient outcomes.Virtual…"Abbott uses Oculus Go for cardiologist virtual reality training"
“There are several apps that allow anyone who is using VR, particularly in this case blessed elders, to actually partake and getting up, walking around, running, moving,” said Wade. “Actually, many of these apps can be tied to your watch, to track your motions and track your heart rate and that can of course be shared with your doctor.” The use of VR for entertainment and virtual travels is a good way to improve physical…"Virtual Reality Helps Seniors With Isolation and Physical Health"
The team at Pixee Medical created an innovative path to bring the Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses into the operating room to perform knee replacement surgeries and continues to make significant progress in the operating theater across Europe. We look forward to supporting the worldwide distribution of their innovative AR solution, particularly in the large U.S. market following FDA approval Vuzix annonces a big order from Pixee Medical to develop the european market of their solution…"Vuzix Receives Follow-on Smart Glasses Orders from Pixee Medical to Support European Commercialization of their Augmented Reality Smart Glasses Solution for Orthopedic Surgery"
This surgery (performed at Reston Hospital Center – USA) has been made with the Xvision AR system from Augmedics company. It allows a less invasive operation with a shorter recovery time. This surgical procedure, also known as decompression, creates space and enlarges the spinal canal to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or nerves. The use of augmented reality in a laminectomy makes the surgery even less invasive, which means a shorter recovery time and less…"Dr. Jazini Performs World’s First Laminectomy With Augmented Reality"
The results showed there was no difference in navigation times with either ELVIS or EAMS, but the physicians were significantly more accurate with ELVIS, with an error margin of just 2.99 mm, compared to 4.50 mm for EAMS. When translated to cardiac ablation outcomes, 34% of the ablation lesions created using EAMS would be made outside of the target area, as opposed to just 6% when using the ELVIS 3D display. The study was published…"Mixed Reality Display Improves Cardiac Ablation Accuracy"
While the exact mechanism of action is unclear beyond its ability to distract and force literal changes of perspective, studies by Hoffman, et. Al. have done some very interesting work looking at the neural correlates of virtual analgesia using fMRI, and showing significantly reduced pain-related brain activity in important regions including the anterior cingulate cortex, primary and secondary somatosensory cortex, insula, and thalamus (7). Similarly, exposure therapy utilizing virtual reality has shown to Asher Marks…"Virtual Reality: Looking to the Future of Telehealth"
VR for pain is still in its infancy and questions remain, including concerns about habituation and cost, Lamington observed.”An important advancement would be the portability of VR for widespread use in private practice, and eventually in homes, where patients can use it for chronic pain, physical therapy, and long-term rehab,” he noted. Now, we can read many work about the use of VR in pain control. In this article you will find a presentation of…"Virtual Reality May Ease Chronic Pain"
This article is a short summary of VR uses in healthcare from mental therapies to surgery training. It emphasizes the actual need of robust studies on VR efficiency, especially in training where researchers work on links between simulation “accuracy” and people performances in real life. Scientists have used vr systems to create and control complex, multi-sensory, 3d worlds for volunteers in their labs since the 1990s. Rather as an aircraft simulator can train and test…"Health care is already benefiting from VR"
This VR simulation helps people to recognize what is a overdose and how to react. This application need only a smartphone and a cardboard. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a virtual-reality video that trains people to give overdose victims naloxone, the lifesaving opioid-reversal medicine. And a study the researchers conducted shows the virtual training works as effectively as an in-person session. Source: Researchers use virtual reality to train bystanders to respond to overdoses…"Researchers use virtual reality to train bystanders to respond to overdoses"
The Pixee Medical team presents a very impressive surgery of knee. The surgeon use a AR glass and the Knee+ solution. Pixee Medical, a France-based medical company, in collaboration with Dr. Jérôme Villeminot and his team from Clinique St Odile in Haguenau (France), have successfully validated a new milestone by using Knee+, the first total knee replacement AR navigation system, solely guided by the Vuzix M400 AR Smart Glasses. Source: Pixee Medical Completes its First Total…"Pixee Medical completes its first total knee replacement surgery guided by the Vuzix M400 smart glasses"
In this article Erik Maltais, CEO of Immertec, lists all benefits of VR in the training of future surgeons. Of course it allows to make training more accessible but also amplifies the disponibility of very high skilled surgeons. “The benefit of virtual reality is that you could provide that experience as if someone’s present,” said Maltais, meaning trainees and mentors don’t always need to be flown around the world or country on overnight trips just…"Why the future of surgery training could start with a VR headset"
NUS have released how they are enabling their medical students from the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine to experience the process of patient safety and immersion in operating theatre procedures through virtual reality (VR).The students have been able to learn about the entire flow of the peri-operative setting: from dental clearance to anaesthesia evaluation, to the handling of sharps during surgery and the safe conduct of operations in a simulated environment through VR…"Singapore Medical Students Learning through Virtual Reality and Gamification"
A digital design specialist at the Annenberg School for Communication created a 360-degree virtual reality video demonstrating COVID-19 treatment practices in order to prepare medical staff in remote locations to respond to a possible spike in cases. Through operation on a mannequin, the video depicts a doctor treating a COVID-19 patient suffering from respiratory failure. Kyle Cassidy, from Annenberg School for Communication, in collaboration with Penn Medicine, created a 360° video training to help healthcare…"Annenberg creates virtual reality video demonstrating treatment for coronavirus patients"
Dans ce dossier, les auteurs font le point sur l’utilisation de la réalité augmentée dans la préparation et la réalisation d’opération chirurgicales complexes des tumeurs du foie. Les tumeurs intrahépatiques sont difficiles à localiser en chirurgie par cœlioscopie. La réalité augmentée permet de superposer les images préopératoires (TDM ou IRM) à l’image peropératoire. Le geste du chirurgien est donc guidé pour une meilleure précision et le foie devient virtuellement transparent. Source: Chirurgie des tumeurs du…"Chirurgie des tumeurs du foie en réalité augmentée"
In this article, you will discover how the St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton team continues to train surgeons, even in the COVID-19 crisis. “With virtual reality, you can go back over complicated procedures. In a real operating room, you can’t cut twice,” Dr. Khanna says. “My hypothesis is those who train virtually will be more prepared, confident, and comfortable with surgeries in the real world.” Source: St. Joe’s surgeons in training use virtual reality to sharpen…"St. Joe’s surgeons in training use virtual reality to sharpen skills"
As a global leader in medical simulation training, Swiss-based VirtaMed will use the coming months as a unique opportunity to provide courses with their latest surgical simulators in hospitals. From St. Gallen to Geneva, surgical departments will welcome a mobile simulation lab that is kitted out with virtual reality simulators and run by an expert team. Source: Swiss-based VirtaMed provides surgical training in hospitals with mobile simulation lab"Swiss-based VirtaMed provides surgical training in hospitals with mobile simulation lab"
L’étude dévoilée par la NIH (United Kingdom National Health Service) montre que la formation des personnels de santé pour traiter des patients atteints du COVID-19 tire un bénéfice important de l’utilisation de la réalité virtuelle. Non seulement l’efficacité de la transmission d’informations et de gestes est fortement accrue mais l’agilité du dispositif le rend moins coûteux. En mai 2019, la NHS intégrait la start-up Virti VR, spécialiste britannique de la réalité virtuelle, dans son programme…"En Grande-Bretagne, la NHS se réjouit des bénéfices de la formation des soignants en réalité virtuelle"
Multi-users function is now integrated in the “Precision OS” tools and allows people to learn surgical process together. The enhancement grants multiple users in different locations simultaneous access to the same learning module. The platform runs with the Oculus Quest headset, making it a portable and cost-effective option that could theoretically be used anywhere in the world. “Multiplayer is literally and figuratively adding another dimension to our proficiency focused training platform. Enabling this type of…"Precision OS Launches Multiplayer Tool For VR Surgical Training"
In this article you will discover some of the top Seattle startups which work in immersive healthcare technologies like Pyrus Medical or Exonicus. There are not enough patients at every hospital to support the skills needed to do these kind of [complicated surgical] procedures,” Seslar says. “And so I think we need to find another way of getting the care there. And remote robotics [enabled via virtual reality technology], I think provides that opportunity, if…"Surgical Superpowers: When Virtual Reality Becomes Real"
Dr. Keith Mortman (George Washington University) and Surgical Theater have show a way to see lungs CT scan pictures thanks to virtual reality. They shown interesting facts in the effects of this disease. One discovery that’s particularly concerning is the fact that COVID-19 survivors may wind up with major, lasting lung damage if the inflammation doesn’t subside over time. At that point, “it becomes essentially scarring in the lungs,” Mortman explained, and “could impact somebody’s…"GWU uses VR to take you inside a coronavirus-damaged lung"
Pixee Medical, a France-based medical company, has received CE marking certification for Knee+, the first orthopedic navigation system using augmented reality smart glasses for total knee arthroplasty. Pixee Medical has got a CE marking certification for Knee+, a navigation system that help surgeons in total knee arthroplasty. The system use a Vuzix’ M400 Smart Glasses for visualization. This certification is a condition to the opening of the European Union market. The next step for the company…"Vuzix announces the World’s First Orthopedic Navigation System Using Augmented Reality Smart Glasses developed by Pixee Medical"
In this webinar, Dr. Amar Patel (Chief Learning Officer at CAE Healthcareyou) presents current uses of new technologies in healthcare, and especially of medical simulation training programs Artificial intelligence (AI), mixed reality (MR), and augmented mixed reality (AMR), have become a hot topic across multiple industries worldwide. Yet, educational programs are still grappling with how to integrate and utilize it, and educators are faced with creating and distributing content in a unique and relational format. Source:…"Recorded Webinar: Using AI and Augmented Mixed Reality to Enhance Training Experiences"
Healthcare professionals are well aware of the importance of hand hygiene – and this is part of their training,” said Professor Didier Pittet, Director, Infection Prevention and Control Program at the University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine Geneva, Switzerland. “The exciting thing about this innovative training in virtual reality is that it allows professionals to test their knowledge in a safe simulation of a patient environment and to receive direct feedback – and…"Tork offers virtual reality hand hygiene training"
onning the VR headset, Steinberg was able to enlarge the heart to see the degree of blockage and its location in the vessel. He could see the hole in the septum and its proximity to vessels and, importantly, to the mechanical aortic valve implanted in Cronk in 2011. “When you’re implanting devices with a catheter, you don’t want to fix one problem only to create another,” Steinberg said. “The VR perspective gave us landmarks and…"VR helps cardiologist detect patient’s injury and repair a broken heart"
Are games good to train physicians and medical professionals ? The startup Level Ex thinks yes and offers many applications to illustrate this principle! Level Ex is one of several companies reimagining ongoing medical education for doctors. There are a bevy of technologies entering this space, including virtual reality, augmented reality, video games like those from Level Ex, and advanced robots. All are a piece of the broader medical simulation market, an industry that is…"The future of doctor training is video games and robots"
Avec ce déploiement, Johnson & Johnson veut collecter les données provenant de l’entraînement des chirurgiens, mais aussi obtenir leurs retours d’expériences. Pour l’instant, l’entreprise pharmaceutique a déjà utilisé la réalité virtuelle pour former des chirurgiens dans ses 24 instituts de formations. Mais ce n’est que le début de l’utilisation de cette technologie, et si les premiers retours semblent positifs, J&J souhaite compiler plus d’informations sur ce sujet. Source: Johnson & Johnson va déployer 150 casques…"Johnson & Johnson va déployer 150 casques Oculus Quest pour former des chirurgiens en réalité virtuelle"
The updated version developed by Augmentiqs, a startup founded in 2016, is an electro-optic device combining software and hardware that integrates within existing microscopes, connecting them to a PC and transforming them into smart and connected instruments. In this article, Augmentiqs presents his technology to augment optical microscope. This device allows pathologists to tag information directly on “live” pictures and to share it in real time with colleagues. It eases collaborative analysis. Source: Microscopes go…"Microscopes go high-tech thanks to startup Augmentiqs"
A team from Rhode Island Hospital uses Hololens glasses to improve health education. With the help of the university’s library they also build a free repository of scientific ressources. The team focused on creating an augmented reality representation — a holoimage — of patient anatomy. These holoimage representations are hologram-like projections that are fixed in space, said Owen Leary ’18 MD ’24, one of the student creators of the project and a current clinical research…"R.I. Hospital utilizes 3D, Augmented, Virtual Reality"
The “HealthStream Resuscitation Innovation Lab” is a pilot program from Community Health Systems to train medical to face code blue emergencies (cardiac arrests). The goal is to improve leadership capabilities thanks to virtual environments. Participants wearing VR headsets will be tasked with leading a virtual clinical team through the process of resuscitating a cardiac arrest patient, answering questions from the program as they go along; the system currently comprises three separate resuscitation patient cases. Source:…"CHS pilots VR program to improve clinical leadership"
Revinax développe depuis plusieurs années un écosystème d’outils au service des chirurgiens, à la fois pour les aider dans les étapes de formation et dans celles propres aux opérations. Comme le précise son cofondateur, Maxime Ros, l’objectif n’est pas de remplacer le praticien mais de lui donner toutes les informations pour l’aider à améliorer son geste, au service du patient. La technologie développée par Revinax permet de stabiliser l’image, mais aussi de corriger l’angle de…"Simulation médicale : dans la peau du chirurgien"
This is a very exiting project, leaded by a research team from University of Texas at Dallas and support by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). It’s about the use of virtual interactions to improve medical students communication skills. The team develops a virtual patient, called Walter with a a degree of emotional interactions. “Augmented reality means you’re taking reality and adding something virtual to it,” said Marjorie Zielke PhD’07, research professor and…"Virtual Patient Project Aims To Develop Smarter Medical Students"
MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) test VR training solutions to validate future uses in industries. These solutions will be used to train people in sterilisation and GMP setting. It will be also useful to better understand the purpose of MHRA inspection. It is very interesting to see these technologie validated by the regulator and we can imagine a fast spreading! The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has joined with US-based Quality…"UK drugs regulator uses VR to train staff on GMP standards"
Le produit présenté par la société permet aux étudiants de s’entraîner dans des conditions proches du réel puisque les sensations haptiques sont rendues grâce à un bras à retour de force. C’est un nouveau produit de formation allant dans la philosophie “jamais la première fois sur le patient”. Dans le cadre des Trophées 2020 de l’innovation du Grand Est décernés mardi, InSimo a reçu le prix de la Région pour Sim & Care, son logiciel…"InSimo crée des patients virtuels pour apprendre les gestes chirurgicaux"
Augmedics’ AR system is now approved by the U.S. FDA. According to the company it is the first device certified for guided surgery. The “Xvision Spine system” allows surgeons to place spine implant with a amazing precision and without looking away the patient. The possibility to see “through the skin” is also a good way to promote minimal invasive methods. Augmedics Inc., a Chicago-based startup focused on augmented reality (AR) applications in health care, has…"FDA greenlights Augmedics’ AR system for spinal surgery"
La Croix-Rouge française lance le déploiement de plusieurs modules de formations aux soins dont 2 en réalité virtuelle développées par l’entreprise française SimForHealth. L’objectif est de former 10000 étudiants grâce à ses technologies. Cette collection de modules de formation a en effet été développée par SimForHealth avec le soutien de la région Nouvelle-Aquitaine. Elle a déjà été déployée dans les 27 IFSI de la région, et la génèse du projet fait partie justement des facteurs…"La Croix-Rouge déploie la réalité virtuelle dans ses instituts de formation"
In this article cellular pathologist Laszlo Igali explains how AR and VR would be used to deeply change medicine in a close future. Pathology for example, methods have been revolutionized these 10 previous years, even if the goal is always to “uncover the secrets behind human tissue”. Imaging technologies now are able to facilitate to whole procedure and, tomorrow, results will be seen in a AR glasses directly on the patient. Many of the projects…"The Road to Augmented Pathology"
The company Osso VR enters the SBIR program of the U.S. Air Force to explore the potential of virtual reality surgical training “on the field”. Osso VR said this week that it has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract by the U.S. Air Force. The first phase of the project includes a feasibility study to determine VR surgical training’s benefits and application within the Air Force. Source: Osso VR wins Air Force…"Osso VR wins Air Force research grant"
A team from Southern Methodist University (SMU) use virtual reality to train surgeons in Zambia. This is a concret use of Virtual Reality Surgery Simulator (VRSS) developed at SMU with the support of the Medical Research Council (UK). This cost effective device is easy to deploy in hospital and surgeons can use it quickly. First results are so promising then the project will be extend soon. Virtual reality has advanced significantly in recent years. What was once…"Doctors In Zambia Use ‘Virtual Reality’ Developed At SMU To Train Surgeons"
In this article, we will discover the product of a innovative Indian company created in 2017 Embright Infotech. Thez have developed Auticare, a virtual reality AI based diagnostic tool which help doctors detect signals of Autism Spectrum Disorder. This device and associated application could also be used as a therapeutic tool. Once the patient (child) puts on the Auticare device, they are transported to a virtual world, wherein they are taught real life skills. The…"Thiruvananthapuram-based Embright Infotech uses AI, AR/VR to help autistic children learn bet"
In this article, a training program for social workers is presented. It is made by Accenture to help people to develop their observation skills in a very difficult context, using VR and voice recognition. The idea is to help caseworkers refine their skills in a real-world setting, interviewing a child, a mother, and an admittedly scary-looking father. Only the immersive storytelling and interactivity of VR and voice could make this training so impactful, said Cortney…"Friends With Holograms: Using VR to train social workers to sniff out child abuse"
The Immersive Reality Training Lab of the Colorado State University is complet with an hundred VR headset and several applications to study anatomy and medical imaging processes. According to Jordan Nelson (one of the lab’s operators) ” the lab is designed to complement, not replace, existing teaching methods “the lab is designed to complement, not replace, existing teaching methods” Colorado State University has deployed a new VR lab; designed to accommodate up to 100 students simultaneously,…"CSU Has Deployed a 100 Headset VR Lab for Biomedical Education"