Medical imaging company Medivis has unveiled its augmented reality (AR) technology platform for surgical applications.
SurgicalAR, released at the 2019 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society annual meeting in Florida last week, enables surgeons to overlay images directly onto the patient.
According to Medivis, which counts doctors Osamah Choudhry and Christopher Morley as its founders, SurgicalAR allows for “superior precision and real-time decision making” inside and outside of the operating theatre.
“With SurgicalAR, physicians can now further mitigate surgical complications and ensure patient safety,” Medivis said in a release. The company has also closed a $2.3 million seed round led by Initialized Capital.
Choudhry, who is also chief executive officer of the medical imaging company, said in the same release that surgeons still rely on two-dimensional images to display patient data, requiring them to turn their attention away from the patient.
He added that they are forced to use their imagination to mentally fuse and display data in order to accurately plan and perform surgery with precision, which he called difficult and inefficient.