"Philips is piloting HoloLens in the domain of image-guided minimally invasive procedures, during which physicians rely on live X-ray, ultrasound and other sources of information to 'see' inside the patient and guide their actions."
This is an exciting new frontier that will help surgeons: "Combining our Azurion platform with Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 mixed-reality computing platform, this self-contained holographic computer is described by Microsoft as “the ultimate mixed reality device.”
To picture how it works, think of driving a car. You want to keep both hands on the steering wheel and both eyes on the road. You don’t want the distraction of having to check screens and press buttons. Equally, when I’m working on a patient, I want to keep my hands on my instruments and my eyes on my patient. HoloLens 2 allows me to see the real world superimposed with live data and the 3D medical imagery needed to guide our precision therapy. Crucially, it also lets me control the procedure with voice recognition, eye tracking and advanced gestures. Having worked closely with the team at Microsoft from the start, it is so rewarding to see the results of this partnership come to life."
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