The patient became the first in the world to undergo a procedure using augmented reality (AR) to repair an unstable spinal fracture.
The operation involved AR-assistance guided by a surgical spine robot, allowing the team to apply surgical screws in an extremely precise fashion along the spinal column.
AR is an interactive experience that enhances the real world with computer-generated perceptual information.
Using software, apps, and hardware such as special glasses, AR overlays digital content onto real-life environments and objects.
Doctors practice freezing cryotherapy to treat a malignant tumor in the pelvis using a Novarad augmented reality system.
“Bringing together AR and robotics in this minimally invasive technique had never been performed in surgery anywhere in the world,” said Mizrahi after the successful operation.
The experience of performing surgery equipped with an AR headset felt like being a combat pilot,” he recalled. »