Stepping up from the more common use cases, Augmented Reality has proven its considerable merit in healthcare, surgeries in particular. The latest iteration of AR-induced surgery support comes from HoloSurgical. the company’s new ARAI system combines different technological advancements to produce the high-tech AR surgery tool.
We have witnessed various overlay technologies utilized in medicine. ARAI system set out to unite these different attempts into a holistic approach, one that would encompass different aspects of surgical process utilizing different technologies for each. ARAI aims to cover everything from pre to post-surgical analytics. The Augmented Reality system in its core, the system also benefits running Artificial Technology modules (hence the ‘AI’ in the name), machine learning, and data entry as well.
The intricate combination of these modules power the ARAI system. Having them at their back, surgeons can rely on ARAI to provide best-in-class real-time surgical guidance from start to finish. The 3D surgical procedure decidedly improves outcome and is highly time-effective. As a demo of sorts, a 61-year-old male patient has undergone the ARAI system back and leg surgery with the results proving positive both in terms of outcome and the ARAI system intrusiveness.
The surgery included placing an implant by utilizing ARAI’s 3D AR spinal anatomy visualization. Needless to say, the process went smooth, partly due to ARAI’s impeccable implant real-time guiding. Or ‘suggesting implant trajectories and guiding me in real time’, as Prof. Rafal Pankowski would have it, who happened to be the lead surgeon during this successful campaign, ‘This system allows for a significantly less invasive procedure while increasing surgeon confidence and also decreasing chances for human error’. Not only did ARAI system provide a visual, AR-powered background, but it actively participated in the process by offering treatment plan, too. The result is a precise, fast, and cost-effective surgical procedure.
It is the first time that an ARAI surgery was performed on a human. ‘It is a big step toward making surgery simpler, faster, and less invasive’, says the HoloSurgical CEO Rr. Kris Siemionow. The company’s platform relies on guidance just as much as on 3D visuals: ‘The use of our digital surgery platform has the potential to simplify and automate a wide variety of surgical procedures while decreasing soft tissue morbidity thus improving patient outcomes’.
In actuality, ARAI takes the following form. Just as the name suggests, ARAI system for surgical treatment combines the two technologies (AR and AI) into one. Augmented Reality side of things first provides color-coded images of a patient’s inner selves thus enabling surgeons an insight into patient’s condition without so much a cut. The image remains active throughout the procedure. Artificial Intelligence now steps in, analyzing the patient’s anatomy in real-time. That done, AI runs the diagnostics and plans out the procedure with minutest precision. The surgical process thus, with ARAI system behind the wheel, turns into a safe, trouble-free, time and cost-effective action.
Because the patient outcome is what ultimately matters, and ARAI system delivers. Exciting times ahead for the industry. If something as delicate as surgery can be bettered by AR-AI combo today, imagine the tomorrow.