We are probably going to see more and more AR and VR parts in future medical devices and it’s interesting to see that a innovative country like Korea works on adapted guidelines. The main goal is to help companies to develop such a tools. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) published a guideline Monday, which includes the definition and classification standards for approving products that apply virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR)…"Seoul sets standards for VR and AR medical devices – Korea Biomedical Review"
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"
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"
Apprentice uses for the moment 4 types of glasses : Microsoft HoloLens, Epson Moverio BT 200, Vuzix M100 and Vuzix M300. The software suite allows to record video, to see documents and to make a video call. It is very close to other solutions existing in industry. Apprentice has raised money to build out its biopharma-focused augmented reality business. The startup provides smart glasses applications that enable hands-free data capture, remote problem solving and other tasks at…"Augmented reality startup Apprentice bags $2.5M to build on uptick in biopharma interest"