HoloLens has made enough impacts on healthcare for Microsoft technology partner Medivis to persuade investors to impose $ 2.3 million on funding for their surgical platform.
On Tuesday, along with closing his seed funding, presented his SurgicalAR software for HoloLens at the HIMSS conference in Orlando, Florida. The platform will appear on Microsoft stand until the conference ends on Friday.
Using HoloLens, SurgicalAR program carefully maps medical imaging on a surgeon's view of a patient and provides surgeons a three-dimensional view of data. With gesture knowledge and voice commands, the software also gives surgeons access to image data while keeping their hands free (and sterilized).
"Surgeons still use 2D images to show patient data, requiring practitioners to put their visual attention away from the patient," said Osamah Choudhry, MD, Medivis CEO, in a statement. "They have to use their imagination to mentally secure and display data to accurately plan and perform precision operations. This is extremely difficult and inefficient for the practitioner and leaves the door open for potential failure. Surgically developed to allow for superior utilization of medical imaging data to maximize accuracy, improve surgical results and ensure patient safety in the operating room.This technique represents the next major paradigm shift in medical imaging and will revolutionize the entire image spectrum from preoperative planning to modern surgical navigation. "
On its website, the company has a network delay of less than 20 milliseconds and GPU rendering exceeds 60 frames per second. The program also uses machine learning models to facilitate faster access to key information.
Co-founder, Christopher Morley, MD, previewed the application as part of Verin's main key at CES 2019.
While the potential benefit of SurgicalAR Surgeons is clear, the platform can also help hospital administrators and IT departments, as it is designed to be integrated into existing systems with systems for archiving and communication of hospitals (PACS).
"When we first met Osamah and Chris, we immediately understood the size of the problem they were determined to solve. Medical imaging in connection with surgical procedures has largely neglected, which means that the patients are open to all sorts of complications. and general security issues, "says Eric Woersching, general partner, Initialized Capital, who led the finance round. "We took a look at Medivi's platform and knew that they were ready to turn the operating room. Not only do their hands-free approach to visualization really require the need for increased surgical accuracy, but the team has passion and expertise in the medical field to make everything happen. . "
In recent years, we have seen a number of medical cases used for HoloLens in the same general realm as SurgicalAR. The AR headset has helped with spinal surgery, clavicle repair and cosmetic surgery, and it has enabled surgeons to work remotely on a live cancer procedure.