HoloLens: a unique augmented reality surgical operation in Paris

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  • A safer 2.0 operation for the patient and more precise for the surgeon with a HoloLens

It is the first time that an augmented reality headset is used to assist a surgeon in a medical operation. This Tuesday, December 5, equipped with Microsoft's HoloLens headset, Professor Thomas Gregory performed a shoulder prosthesis on an octogenarian patient at the Avicenne hospital in Paris, located in Seine-Saint-Denis. The event was broadcast live by numerous television channels and news sites around the world. The AR HoloLens glasses allowed the medical teams present to visualize the prosthesis in live and in 3D. The headset allowed the surgeon to access a lot of information in real time during the operation. In addition to the patient, Thomas Gregory could see all around him a lot of data that allowed him "To increase your senses". Location of organs, thickness of the skin, virtual projections of the location of the prosthesis, MRI and X-ray results, all the information necessary for the smooth running of the operation, right under his eyes.



A safer 2.0 operation for the patient and more precise for the surgeon with a HoloLens

, the operation is not a “. The head of the orthopedic surgery department explained that the Hololens reality headset enabled a . There is no doubt that Microsoft's augmented reality headset will be reused in future surgical operations said to limit the risks of infections capable of endangering the patient's life.

, therefore doctor Thomas Grégory qualifies his experience with the AR helmet. Before a large-scale use of assisted augmented reality for doctors, they will have to go through the “training” box. The Hololens is easy to use and very intuitive, however, in our experience, it takes a little time to learn to understand how it works, its usefulness and its limitations. No doubt that many practitioners familiar with new technologies will issue some retinae see objections to using this type of tool.





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