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Doctors perform spinal surgery with ‘game-changing’ Apple Vision Pro

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A team of doctors used Apple’s Vision Pro to perform two spinal surgery and have claimed that the gadget can potentially be a “game-changing” medical tool.

The remarks by the medical team at Cromwell Hospital in London follow Apple’s claims about Vision Pro’s future as a medical tool, Gizmodo reported.

However, the doctors were not the ones wearing the device.

A scrub nurse strapped the $3,500 gadget on, using them to view virtual screens in the operating room, select tools, and monitor the surgery progress.

The hospital’s software is developed by eXeX, a company that builds AI-driven apps and pitches them to surgeons.

Syed Aftab, one of the Cromwell surgeons who used the device, said in a press release: “Working with eXeX to use the Apple Vision Pro has made a huge difference to the way we deliver care to our patients.

“It’s a real privilege to be the first team in the UK and Europe to use this software within surgery and I’m looking forward to seeing how this technology advances and the impact it can have across hospitals.”

Additionally, in a recent press release, Apple announced that a company called Stryker is promoting the “myMako” app for the Vision Pro, which aids doctors in creating surgical plans for hip and knee replacements using 3D models.

It also revealed that other developers are also using the Vision Pro for medical training and education via apps including Fundamental Surgery, CollaboratOR 3D, and Complete HeartX.

Apple, in its press release, wrote: “With the unique capabilities of visionOS, healthcare developers are creating new apps that were not previously possible, transforming areas such as clinical education, surgical planning, training, medical imaging, behavioral health, and more.”

 

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