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Tuesday March 07, 2017

Targeted Guided Surgery AR System Granted Clearance by FDA

German company Scopis has successfully petitioned and been granted clearance by the FDA to bring it's augmented reality surgery technology to the USA. The Scopis AR system is designed to assist doctors treating during ENT surgeries. ENT is Otolaryngology or in layman's terms ear, nose, and throat. "Scopis’ next-generation Target-Guided Surgery Systems (TGS)*, lead a surgeon along mapped-out pathways directly to anatomical targets using AR-generated images overlaid onto the surgeon’s endoscopic view." Automatic head tracking and electromagnetic imaging assist the surgeon by laying previously captured images over the real time video coming from the endoscope. The surgeon can make notes that are superimposed over the image. Watch the video below to see how it's done. Here is a link to their official website.

Scopis designs surgical navigation systems that use augmented reality (AR) technology, where real-world imaging data from the surgical environment is enhanced by integrating computer-generated images. Scopis’ next-generation Target-Guided Surgery Systems (TGS)*, lead a surgeon along mapped-out pathways directly to anatomical targets using AR-generated images overlaid onto the surgeon’s endoscopic view.

The heart of the Scopis technology is the premium Hybrid Navigation platform that is based on a small and portable unit that supports optical, electromagnetic, and simultaneous hybrid tracking*. It allows surgeons to choose the best-suited technology for variety of surgical procedures across different disciplines. The modularity and versatility of this powerful platform also permits interdisciplinary use.

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