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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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 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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
At George Washington University Hospital, surgeons use augmented reality tools to prepare surgical operations. With pictures from CT scan for example, they look directly “on the patient” to prepare as accurately as possible future gestures. As explained, this is a great tool to save time before a operation. Rather than just relying on 2D imaging, surgeons can take a CT scan and create a 360-degree virtual reality platform with it, Dr. Keith Mortman, a thoracic…"George Washington University Hospital doctors among first to use virtual reality tech for surgeries"
In this short video, we will see how AR glasses is used by a team of Munich’s Technical University in surgery. Researchers at Munich’s Technical University are developing smart surgical glasses for operating theaters. Allowing for a 3D visual representation of the patient, Augmented Reality is set to revolutionize surgery. Source: How smart glasses will transform surgery | Tomorrow Today – The Science Magazine | DW | 27.07.2019"How smart glasses will transform surgery"
In this article, authors show that the use of Hololens AR helmet improves endoscopic surgery. With a test panel of 72 people from novice to expert level, this study shows a better efficiency than with conventional screens, especially for less skilled people. This study demonstrates that the device facilitated improved outcomes of performance in novices and was widely accepted as a surgical visual aid by all groups. The HoloLens represents a feasible alternative to the…"Effectiveness of the HoloLens mixed-reality headset in minimally invasive surgery: a simulation-based feasibility study"
CLARAi (clinical augmented reality and artificial intelligence) is a experimental tool developed by the University of Michigan to measure and to show “pain level” as objectively as possible. It uses Microsoft HoloLens AR glasses to help physicians to visualize pain “on the head” of patient! Another great advantage of CLARAi is to possibility to transport it easily. It allows to use it almost everywhere. Red and blue dots were used to denote location and level…"Augmented Reality Perceives Real-Time Pain of Patients"
Short after a fund raising, Medivis (New York) annonces that SurgicalAR plateform gets now the 510(K) Clearance from FDA. This “Premarket Notification” allows Medivis to deploy this solution across United States territory and increased the number of studies on its effectiveness. Medivis announced that its augmented reality (AR) technology platform for surgical applications, SurgicalAR, has received 510(k) clearance for clinical use in the operating room by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The New…"Medivis SurgicalAR Gets FDA Clearance"
In this article a surgery team from Karolinska University Hospital explains the use of augmented reality in collaboration with Philips. Surgeons use real time images with digital overlay during operation to place spinal implants. This “navigation tool” allows a fantastic accuracy and a “3D position check” for implants directly in operation room. In spine surgery, one of the biggest challenges is to place implants in the vertebrae for the treatment of patients with spinal malformations,…"Augmented-reality navigation technology for precision surgery"
Christopher Morley, co-founder of Medivis, wants that surgeons see directly in 3D during operation and don’t be distracted by converting 2D medical picture to the “real world”. To do that, Medivis is developing a complete set of software and the company is working with Microsoft Hololens. With this fund raising, they will spread the Medivis platforme to more testing teams. Using the HoloLens, the SurgicalAR software precisely maps medical imaging onto a surgeon’s view of…"Medical Software Maker Medivis Closes $2.3 Million in Funding to Bring HoloLens to Surgical Platform"
Just after the presentation of the new version of Hololens by Microsoft at MWC, Philips shown an use case in healthcare, precisely in surgery. Connected with Philipes Azurion platform, Hololens allows people to easily see 2D and 3D pictures from various instruments. This tool gives also a more natural way to interact with digital data, throught voice and gestures At the MWC (25–26 February, Barcelona, Spain), formerly the Mobile World Congress, Philips unveiled a unique mixed…"Augmented reality surgical technology unveiled by Philips and Microsoft"
In this short article, you can discover the use of VR for pain control at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. This experiment shows that VR help to reduce pain and anxiety for children, and reduce the need of opioids. It’s interesting to see that hardware for this action are relatively cheap. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in New York, for instance, has recently run a pilot that equips patients with Samsung Gear Oculus VR headsets that feature…"VR Offers Patients a Virtual Distraction from Pain"
A team for Purdue University recently presents a system to help health care workers “in the field”. With this teleoperation tool presented at the 2018 Military Health System Research Symposium, experienced surgeons could be virtually anywhere to give advice to local operator. “In this sense, people wearing our AR telementoring device would be able to receive extra information as they operate, in addition to maintaining all the visual and motor capabilities they would normally have,” Edward Rojas…"Augmented Reality Allows Specialists to Provide Care in Remote Locations"
In this article, a team from Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centre (Jerusalem) presents a AR tool to increase the precision of guidance in interventional oncology. With “Endosight” (system name) the team reports a accuracy of less than 5 mm to guide needle thought patient. Even if many things have to be improved (like the compensation of breath) it seems really encouraging. Augmented reality can assist with needle guidance with great target accuracy for interventional procedures…"Augmented reality for interventional oncology: proof-of-concept study of a novel high-end guidance system platform"
English : https://www.healthcaredive.com/news/novarad-augmented-reality-system-for-surgery-gets-fda-nod/540543/ C’est une première dans l’utilisation de la réalité augmentée pour une opération de chirurgie. La FDA vient de valider l’utilisation d’ Hololens associé au logiciel OpenSight pour aider les chirurgiens à préparer une opération. Ce disposition peut être utilisé à plusieurs et comporte un système pour la formation des étudiants. La solution en question se nomme OpenSight. Elle est commercialisée par l’entreprise américaine Novarad, un spécialiste de l’imagerie médicale fondé en 1998.…"Chirurgie augmentée : la FDA approuve un premier système de visualisation basé sur HoloLens"
In this article Gema Climent, CIO of Nesplora Technology and Behaviour, explains how virtual reality can be used to evaluate brain disorders. It’s an efficient way to measure cognitive function more accurately than old methods. A more surprising thing is that patients are more motivated to be evaluated because VT tools are easy to use and more “fun”. Enter Nesplora Technology and Behaviour and its VR-based evaluation tools for mental disorders: A set of virtual…"Virtual reality for better diagnosis of mental disorders"
In this TEDx video Nadine Hachach-Haram (CEO of Proximie) explains how surgeons can use immersive technologies to be “teleported” everywhere in the world to perform a surgical intervention. By using augmented reality, robotic, IA and high-speed network it will be possible to give patients access to the surgeon they need. Surgeon and entrepreneur Nadine Hachach-Haram is developing a new system that helps surgeons operate together and train one another on new techniques — from remote…"Nadine Hachach-Haram: How augmented reality could change the future of surgery"
In a poster presentation at the Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (CARS) 2018, Nicole Wake (doctoral candidate ) explains how augmented reality can help surgeons to better understand patient anatomy. In the particular case of prostate cancer, the preoperative planning is closely related to relationships between the tumor and nearby structures. The use of a Hololens AR helmet to “see it” is “considerably more useful ” according to surgeons who test the solution. Reesearchers from New York University School of…"Augmented reality optimizes prostate cancer surgery"
We have now many examples of how augmented reality can help patient to control or even forget stress before treatment. In this article the CHARIOT team of Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford uses AR and an animated 3D character to distract child and explains the purpose of the care. In one example, an AR experience developed by Miney Moe and the CHARIOT team, patients see a pair of animated 3D characters in their room as a…"This Children’s Hospital Uses HoloLens & Augmented Reality to Calm Young Patients During Medical Procedures"
L’usage de la réalité augmentée en médecine et, en particulier, en chirurgie plastique permet de “voir” les modifications avant les interventions. De cette manière le patient ou la patiente est plus rassuré(e) avant l’opération et peut commencer à appréhender sa nouvelle image. Dans cette exemple, c’est le choix d’implants mammaires qui est facilité. La patiente peut choisir en connaissance de cause et n’aura pas de surprise après l’intervention. La pose d’implants mammaires permet d’augmenter artificiellement…"Un miroir en réalité augmentée permet de voir sa future poitrine avant opération"
What if there was a cost effective, scalable and structured solution to help understand those with acquired brain injuries? What if clinicians, occupational therapists and speech therapists could eliminate basic flash cards and guess work, and use augmented reality to help their patients communicate? In his presentation from the 2018 eHealth Queensland Expo in Brisbane, David Paré explains the possibilities of augmented reality to transform brain trauma care. Watch as David tells the story of…"Andrew’s Brain: An augmented reality solution to brain trauma communication"
Leica Microsystems presents a new microscope dedicated to neurosurgery. This device gives all visual information in a single field of you in front of surgeon. With the help of augmented reality, he can view fluorescence images directly on the patient and go to different pictures without interruption. Cutting edge view of ARveo digital augmented reality microscope marks a new generation of integrated rich information instruments Source: News Details: Leica Microsystems"ARveo microscope from Leica Microsystems : a single field of view with all data"
In this article Dr. Anderson explains how VR can help mothers to deliver child with less painkillers. Even if it is not a solution for everyone and it should be used with other methods, it permits decrease drugs needs. He said that although he already helped more than forty mothers deliver their kids with VR, Martucci’s case was the most successful. She had the VR device on for the longest time, and she could go…"Virtual Reality Can Help Women Get Through Childbirth With Less Pain"
In this article you can discover a AR system use to assist surgeons in laparoscopic partial nephrectomy A projector-based augmented reality intracorporeal system (PARIS) is presented that includes a miniature tracked projector, tracked marker, and laparoscopic ultrasound (LUS) transducer. PARIS was developed to improve the efficacy and safety of laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN). In particular, it has been demonstrated to effectively assist in the identification of tumor boundaries during surgery and to improve the surgeon’s…"Follow the light: projector-based augmented reality intracorporeal system for laparoscopic surgery"
A group from Johns Hopkins University uses augmented reality visualization to help implantation of surgical nails in patients with femoral fractures. Results from first experience show that accuracy is similar to conventional method but procedure time is reduced by nearly 10% and x-ray acquisitions are reduced by 90%. The group from Johns Hopkins University used x-ray images acquired with a C-arm to create virtual lines visible with an AR headset for guiding the implantation of…"Augmented reality guides orthopedic surgery"
A very simple way to use smartphone AR to help doctors in information visualization ! At the University of Twente in the Netherlands, a research team is developing an economical smartphone technology based on the Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) technology, along with augmented reality (AR). The device allows doctors to reconstruct 3D body sections by directing the smartphone to the areas of interest. The smartphone will display AR layers of the 3D skin surface…"How AR and Computer Mapping are Leading to Safer Medical Procedures"
In this article, you will discover how Dr. Joshua Bederson and his team in Mount Sinai Hospital (NYC) use immersive technologies to prepare ans operate complex brain surgeries. The use of “Surgical Theater” software gives surgeons a 360° vision of the patient and is linked to a Occulus VR helmet to see “inside” the brain. It’s a way to limit the workload for the surgeon. The new technology includes a program called Surgical Theater, which…"How augmented reality gives one doctor surgical ‘superpowers’"
In this study about spine surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, the use of augmented reality system “xvision” allows a good increase of accuracy (from 94.6% to 96.7% of succeed). The main benefice is that surgeon can work without looking away from the patient. XVS essentially provides the surgeon with ‘X-ray vision’ &mash; enabling them to navigation through a patient’s skin and tissue. It’s intended for use in minimally-invasive or open spine surgeries, but has potential…"Augmedics’ augmented-reality surgical system shows promise"
At St. Mary’s Hospital a team from Imperial College London use a Hololens to see “inside” the body and to prepare surgical interventions. All of the patients first underwent CT scans, to obtain 3D images of the bones and blood vessels in the injured limb. When the HoloLens-wearing doctors were subsequently performing the surgery, those images were superimposed on their view of the leg – to them, it was as if they could actually see through…"Surgeons use HoloLens to peer into patients’ legs"
Le projet FollowKnee a ppour ambition de créer une prothèse 100% connectée, destinée à améliorer la pose puis la rééducation des patients. Sélectionné dans le cadre du programme d’investissement d’avenir, FollowKnee est financé à hauteur de 24 millions d’euros dont un tiers par l’Agence Nationale de la Recherche. Il aurait commencé en début d’année et devrait se terminer dans 5 ans. “D’ici 3 ans, nous allons d’abord réaliser des prothèses de genoux fabriquées en 3D et…"FollowKnee, une prothèse de genou connectée imprimée en 3D"