Optiva Media R&I, is researching with some of its partners the application of augmented reality technology in the health sector. A solution that allows surgeons to see patients’ internal anatomy displayed right on the body. This solution reduces the number of errors in terms of sequential learning, depth perception, and understanding triplanar anatomy.
The computer-based simulation is displayed over the patient body using the Nreal glasses and it is a valuable tool in a highly technical procedural task such as pedicle screw placement. This technology is found to be time-saving and beneficial at improving accuracy providing the best outcome for the patient.
Augmented Reality technologies have proven themselves to be valuable additions in the health sector, including in teaching, physiotherapy, laparoscopic surgery and even surgical planning.