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 American Children's Hospital First to Bring New 3D Vision Technology to Their Patients

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Date posted: 05/10/2007

The American Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio has teamed with Viking Systems, Inc. to create and field-test a head mounted display system for surgical use.


Surgical Stereoscopy



They are designed for minimally invasive surgery, and fit over the surgeon?s eyes, with stereoscopic views, instead of a single monitor system, as with standard systems, or the default panel monitors of a robotics system like the Da Vinci.

The HMD restores natural depth perception, for fewer mistakes and swift learning for students.

The 3Di vision system created, was first used by paediatric urologist Dr. Rama Jayanthi and his surgical team in June of 2007.

Dr. Jayanthi commented at the time that "The 3D high definition view we had during the procedure was incredibly precise and we look forward to working with this technology more and more. The 3D view certainly makes fine suturing easier and more accurate."

Educational concepts are covered quite effectively. With stereoscopic images recorded, and live images branched to multiple unitssostudents cansee exactly what the surgeon sees as the surgeon sees it, it is possible to maximise student training in ways not possible before.

"By acquiring multiple 3Di Vision Systems, Nationwide Children's Hospital has the full advantage of performing advanced paediatric MIS procedures within several surgical specialities and areas of the hospital," said Stephen Heniges, Viking's senior vice president of global marketing and clinical development."

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