MediView XR & Mayo Clinic Partnership
MediView XR announced that it has engaged Mayo Clinic to explore ways to advance procedural augmented reality solutions.
The med-tech company combines augmented reality with surgical navigation to provide surgeons and healthcare professionals with 3D "X-Ray vision" through the skin for minimally invasive procedures.
Under the terms of the agreement, Mayo Clinic will provide clinical, technology and research expertise to MediView. The intent of the partnership is to: further accelerate innovation in the development of solutions to improve clinical workflow, enhance remote collaboration, simplify minimally invasive procedures and remove barriers to patient access.
"We are thrilled to explore new clinical adoption of practice-altering extended reality solutions. We will equip practitioners with intuitive surgical visualization and navigation tools to inform clinical decision making to confidently deliver better care to more patients," said Mina Fahim, president and CEO of MediView.
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3D Images of Patient Anatomy
MediView is using augmented reality to address the limitations of current medical imaging technologies in displaying 3D patient anatomy. Standard 2D visualization systems do not allow surgeons to visualize and interact with patient internal anatomy during procedures and provides a poor understanding of 3D images.
This partnership is solving a need for an effective mechanism to provide real-time feedback that surgical instruments are in the proper anatomical location and inform the surgeon of potential medical errors.
Augmented Reality Headseat
Through an augmented reality headset, clinicians can visualize 3D images of a patient's anatomy, as well as displays of other procedural information to facilitate their surgical workflow. Clinicians at remote locations can also collaborate with shared visualization, communication and the ability to provide guidance during procedures for collaborative patient care.
Through remote collaboration, MediView is working to democratize healthcare by permitting patients in rural or underserved areas to receive care from qualified specialists. Mayo Clinic will use any revenue it receives to support its not-for-profit mission in patient care, education and research.