What the surgeons see using augmented reality. Image © Imperial College London
Surgeons see inside the body during surgeries using augmented reality

A team from Imperial College London at St Mary’s Hospital used for the first time the Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality headsets to perform reconstructive lower limb surgeries. The headset overlays images from CT scans, including the 3D location of blood vessels and bones, onto the patient’s limbs. This allows for better precision during the identification and reconnection of the key blood vessels, ultimately improving the outcome of the surgeries. The surgical teams concluded that the HoloLens was a success and augmented reality technologies could soon be found in hospitals all over the world.

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