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How playtime can help surgeons save lives

Web content editor Ian Bolland spoke to Eric Gantwerker, vice president and medical director at LevelEx, about how its videogame training can help surgeons develop their skills in certain difficult situations.  It was an idea that started out as a way for the father of Sam Glassenberg, CEO of LevelEx, to train to his fellows….

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Cambridge Consultants develops ‘X-ray vision’ surgery system

[sg_popup id=”1″ event=”onload”][/sg_popup]Product design and  development company Cambridge Consultants is exploring how augmented reality (AR) could potentially be used in surgery to lead to better results for patients. By using Microsoft’s HoloLens headset, Cambridge Consultants has developed an AR surgical system that allows surgeons to see inside a patient in real-time, while operating through minimally…

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More than 1,000 patients benefit from high-tech robot

A high-tech robot that helps surgeons perform highly precise and minimally-invasive surgery has been used over 1,000 times at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. The £1.8 million Da Vinci machine is used for multiple specialties including Urology, Gynaecology, Colorectal surgery and Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT). However, the most commonly performed procedure using the robot is a…

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Royal Philips developing industry first AR surgical navigation equipment

Royal Philips, a provider of integrated image-guided therapy solutions has announced that it is developing an industry-first augmented-reality (AR) surgical navigation piece of technology. The AR technology is being designed to help surgeons perform image-guided open and minimally-invasive spine surgery. In recent years spine surgery has been complimented by a use of minimally-invasive techniques. These…

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