March 20, 2024

Augmented reality headset, AI software streamline spinal surgery

Editor's Note

An augmented reality headset provided a scrub team with a detailed, mixed-reality view of a microsurgical spinal procedures to streamline surgery at Cromwell Hopsital in the UK, according to a March 14 report in Fox Business News.

The headset, an Apple Vision Pro, was linked to eXeX, described by its developer as “a dedicated AI backed software that focuses on streamlining the surgical episode, inventory management, equipment organization and the actual procedure at a very granular level. . It has the surgical steps and equipment built into it in detail. This information is reviewed in a mixed reality environment before and during the surgical episode allowing for the scrub team to view the process and equipment in real time during the procedure and be guided by the visual overlays.”

The surgery occurred shortly after Apple’s release of the headset in the US. The units start at $3,499.99.

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