01 Mar '12, 9am

Game Console Technology in the Operating Room

Game Console Technology in the Operating Room

In the future, a surgeon will need only a hand movement to browse through a patient's x-ray images during an operation. Until now it has been much harder to operate the monitors because surgical team members are not allowed to touch any objects other than surgical instruments, due to the risk of infection. That's why experts from Siemens Healthcare and the global research unit Corporate Technology have adapted Microsoft's Xbox technology to make it possible for surgeons to use hand and arm movements to change images, zoom in on details, and rotate three-dimensional images. The system, which is not yet offered commercially, could be used in the future to provide support during minimally invasive operations, in which a catheter inserted through a small incision is used to perform the surgical procedure. The surgeon must have access to all the details of the patient's anatomy...

Full article: http://www.siemens.com/innovation/en/news/2012/e_inno_120...

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