Microsoft’s HoloLens is an exciting mixed reality headset with applications in education, medical, and other fields. As it turns out, it can be used to perform minimally-invasive spine surgery. The Scopis Holographic Navigation Platform is developed to make life easier for surgeons. Once the surgeon wears HoloLens glasses, they will be able to communicate with the Scopis system wirelessly:
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.
The idea here is to make spine surgery safer. This system brings planning details onto the surgeon’s visual field to keep them on track. More info is available here.