TORONTO, May 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Leveraging its rich history of providing surgeons and their patients dynamic visualization experiences in the clinic and throughout the treatment continuum, Surgical Theater is proud to debut its first ever 360° Augmented Reality patient engagement solution, which combines Precision VR® patient-specific models with the Magic Leap One spatial computing headset at the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) annual meeting in Toronto, Canada. Thoracic Surgeons who attend the AATS Annual Meeting can now view patient-specific virtual reconstructions in Augmented Reality.
"Magic Leap is thrilled to see our health ecosystem expand with solution providers like Surgical Theater who have already demonstrated great success in VR for patient engagement. They continue to push the boundaries of Magic Leap One's capabilities and drive the adoption of the leading spatial computing platform into the hands of revolutionary physicians and enthusiastic patients," said Jennifer Esposito, Vice President of Health at Magic Leap. "Our vision at Magic Leap is to enable this technology for a wide range of health applications, and we're really looking forward to seeing the novel approaches our developer community is taking to increase patient engagement and satisfaction."
For the first time in Thoracic Surgery practices, patients and their surgeons can walk together inside the patient's specific anatomy augmented into their shared physical space. The shared 360˚ AR approach to Thoracic Surgery consultations creates an experiential environment, encouraging shared decision-making and collaboration with the patient and loved ones. Augmented Reality allows surgeons and all participants to maintain physical awareness and eye contact while walking through the 360˚ virtual model.
Ultimately, the combination of Surgical Theater's Precision VR® reconstructions and other data from the patient's chart viewed in Augmented Reality with the Magic Leap is limitless—seamless workflows, charting transparency, increased efficiency, and improved patient satisfaction may all become reality.
"The evolution of Surgical Theater's Precision VR® technology has provided our hospital partners with tremendous value in the ability for surgeons and patients to walk inside the 360˚ model," said Moty Avisar, CEO and Co-founder of Surgical Theater. "It has been proven to achieve superior patient understanding, which has resulted in improved patient satisfaction and reductions in patient out-migration."
Keith Mortman, MD, Chief of Thoracic Surgery at George Washington University Hospital will guide attendees through an interactive 360˚ Virtual Reality demonstration for Thoracic Surgery with the use of Precision VR®. Dr. Mortman will host two experiential demonstrations on May 5th at 9:30am and at 3:30pm. Attendees interested in how 360° virtual reality can be applied to thoracic surgery from the clinic to the operating room are encouraged to take advantage of these sessions.
Surgical Theater's Precision VR® is a novel visualization platform that allows patients and their surgeons to step into the patient's complex diagnosis and to walk together in a 360-degree, Virtual Reality reconstruction of the patient's anatomy. This shared walk-through inside the pathology is proven to increase patient satisfaction, improve patient engagement and improve a hospital's financial performance.
Medical Institutions across the country, including George Washington University Hospital, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, Stanford Medical Center, Houston Methodist, NYU, University Hospitals, Mt. Sinai and Hoag Hospital are utilizing Surgical Theater's Precision VR® in the clinic as well as in the operating room. Stop by booth #1021 at AATS to experience 360˚ virtual reality for the Thoracic Surgeon.
About Surgical Theater
Surgical Theater, the market leader in virtual and augmented reality healthcare services, is the first to combine cutting-edge fighter jet flight simulation technology with a patient's own anatomy scans. Rendered from comprehensive combined modalities of CT, MRI as well as advanced post processing images such as DTI and BOLD, the 360° virtual reality fly-through is designed to allows patients and their surgeons to step into the patient's complex diagnosis and to walk together in a 360-degree, Virtual Reality reconstruction of the patient's anatomy. Precision VR® is proven to increase patient satisfaction, improve patient engagement and improve a hospital's financial performance. Find out more at www.SurgicalTheater.net and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SurgicalTheater
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