The Microsoft HoloLens has proven itself to be a great product for uses outside of the commercial space. It has also shown that augmented reality and Mixed Reality are here to stay and might even surpass virtual reality in every aspect.
Now, for years researchers have attempted to find new ways to help surgeons perform better and ultimately save more lives. Things have gone to the point where robots are being considered, but before we go down that line, one company has introduced a more practical way of doing things.
The company in question is called apoQlar Medical, and it’s all about using software and hardware to make the jobs of doctors a lot easier than they are today.
Welcome the Virtual Surgery Developing Software
This is a new tool from apoQlar that takes advantage of Microsoft’s HoloLens, Mixed Reality, and the Virtual Surgeon Instructor app to help surgeons view MRI and scans during an operation.
Any 3D image generated can be studied and manipulated on the fly, something which was never possible before. The software is so powerful that it can allow surgeons to study anatomical structures from a close distance.
If development continues to go well, it could become an important tool in reducing complications during difficult surgeries. It’s far from being a reality since AR is still new to the industry, but with faster systems and machine learning, apoQlar may eventually achieve zen.
“Virtual Surgery Intelligence (VSI) is a smart medical software for surgeons based on Mixed/Augmented Reality using artificial intelligence,” according to the company.
Other Companies Are Also Improving Medical Technology
Bear in mind that apoQlar is not the only folks right now that has dabbled in medical technology. There are several other, which includes many universities in the United States an Europe.
One of the most prominent is Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Researchers, there are looking into ways of developin g an artificial intelligence program that can help doctors better treat patients with severe brain conditions.
Basically, this program is capable of training computers to read brain CT scans, and seconds after, this program can tell if the commonplace requires immediate attention. It’s a smart system, which makes sense since it takes advantage of what artificial intelligence has to offer.
According to Dr. Keith Dreyer, a Harvard Medical School associate professor, the new research is commendable. He went on to add that it’s important for AI to be available in the field of medicine because much of it is based on images.
However, before AI can become common place in the heavily regulated medical industry, it will need several improvements to make sure patients are not getting the short end of the stick.
The big question is whether or not AI will replace doctors.
“Radiologists see this as a tool that can be used for the good of our patients. In no way are we worried about this taking our jobs away,” says Dreyer. “They look at this and instead say this can change our field just as CT scans did or MRIs.”