Displayed at FIME, the smart surgical glasses manufactured by Taiwan Main Orthopaedicsuse revolutionary technology that combines Mixed Reality and surgical navigation. Using the Caduceus glasses, a surgeon can actually see through a patient’s body. Via a monitor, 3D images of organs, nerves or vascular networks allow the doctor to see the exact point where a needle needs to be inserted for example; and without ever taking their eyes off the patient.
The “GPS” system of these X-ray glasses has an accuracy of 1.5 mm. This advanced technology is especially useful in cases requiring extremely precise intervention such as spinal surgery. By diminishing the need for conventional X-ray images, the Caduceus glasses reduce exposure to radiation, in both patients and doctors. Another benefit of using this device is the reduction in surgery time. Patient recovery is also enhanced since the device facilitates smaller and more precise cuts, making procedures less invasive.
According to the manufacturer, the Caduceus surgical smart glasses should be available by January 2019.