First augmented reality surgery completed by Johns Hopkins neurosurgeons

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The surgeons successfully conducted a spinal fusion procedure using AR guidance equipment. Johns Hopkins in Baltimore was home to a first of its kind augmented reality surgery conducted on a living patient in the United States. Dr. Timothy Witham, Dr. Daniel Sciubba, and Dr. Camilo Molina used AR technology guidance to place six screws into the patient’s spine. The purpose of the procedure was to help relieve chronic pain suffered by the patient. The augmented reality surgery technology involved the use of a headset with a see-through visual display. That…

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Augmented reality aids in successful surgery

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Surgical team leverages augmented reality for procedure A surgical team from the University of Alabama at Birmingham has successfully conducted their first procedure using augmented reality and Google Glass. The augmented reality software used by the team was developed at the university itself and is called Virtual Interactive Presence in Augmented Reality (VIPAAR). The technology is designed for real time, two way communication, but the surgical team has shown that it can be used for much more than that. AR is becoming more practical The practicality of augmented reality is…

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Doctors use augmented reality to perform surgery

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German surgeons perform surgery with the help of augmented reality Surgeons from the Asklepios Hospital on Hamburg-Barmbek, Germany, have successfully performance liver surgery with the help of an iPad and an augmented reality application. While this may not register as a major medical breakthrough, it does show that augmented reality technology is beginning to move away from the field of advertising and entertainment. The technology has been restricted to these two fields for several years due to its aptitude at engaging consumers in a dynamic and interactive way. AR app…

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