Image: Caduceus smart glasses (Photo courtesy of Taiwan Main Orthopaedics Biotechnology)
Taiwan Main Orthopaedics Biotechnology (Taichung, Taiwan) has developed smart surgical glasses which combine mixed reality technology with surgical navigation that allow surgeons to see through a patient's body and visualize a 3D model of the anatomy of the patient's vascular and nervous systems.
The new device, called Caduceus, for the spinal navigation market uses core technologies to position particular entry points and reveal the necessary angles for the screws to be fixed in for a spinal surgery. The device uses the trajectory of a surgical instrument like a GPS system. Caduceus smart surgical glasses are designed to augment the skills of a surgeon during complicated procedures.
Traditionally, a surgeon uses fluoroscopy to verify the needle insertion, requiring them to periodically look away from the patient to observe the monitor. With Caduceus smart surgical glasses, surgeons can see the exact position of the needle without ever taking their eyes off of the patient. The patient benefits from the innovation of the Caduceus smart surgical glasses because recovery times are much quicker due to smaller incisions during the procedure. Caduceus spinal navigation will not only reduce the exposure of the doctors and surgeons to radiation, but also reduce the surgery time and increase the efficiency of the surgeons while performing minimal invasive surgeries with accuracy up to 1.5mm.
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