First HoloLens app get FDA approval for Surgical Planning

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A HoloLens app has won FDA approval for use in peri-operative surgical planning.

OpenSight Augmented Reality System was given 510(k) clearance to interactively overlay 2D, 3D and 4D over patients, allowing doctors to improve their understanding of anatomical relationships, improve surgical planning and hopefully decrease operative times.

“This is transformative technology that will unite preoperative imaging with augmented reality to improve the precision, speed and safety of medical procedures,” Wendell Gibby, MD, Novarad CEO and co-creator of OpenSight, said in the release. “This internal visualization can now be achieved without the surgeon ever making an incision, improving outcomes in a world of more precise medicine.”

The hologram overlay can be seen simultaneously by multiple HoloLens users, useful in both clinical and training settings, with a teaching version of the software available for medical students to perform virtual dissections.

Read more about the technology at Novarad’s website here.


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