Augmented reality: Philips introduces new spine navigation technology — 5 insights

Written by Megan Wood | January 13, 2017 | Print  |

Philips, headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands, unveiled augmented reality surgical navigation technology for open and minimally invasive spine surgery, according to techseen.

Here are five insights:


1. Philips manufactures hybrid operating room solutions, and with this AR-based technology it is expanding its reach into spine, cranial and trauma procedures.


2. The AR technology builds off of the company's low-dose X-ray system, utilizing high-resolution optical cameras.


3. techseen reports the navigation system "combines the external view captured by the cameras and the internal 3-D view of the patient acquired by the X-ray system to construct a 3-D augmented reality view of the patient's external and internal anatomy."


4. Philips designed the AR-based navigation system to enhance procedure planning, tool navigation and implant accuracy.


5. Philips has installed more than 750 of it hybrid OR solutions globally.


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