Magic Leap reveals healthcare partnership details

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Magic Leap is developing new forms of digital therapeutics in partnership with several innovators in healthcare.

Quick read

➨ Partners include Brainlab, XRHealth, SyncThink, the Dan Marino Foundation and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford

➨ Health tech executive Jennifer Esposito is overseeing the partnerships

➨ Among the developments is a collaborative 3D spatial viewer that can be used for surgical planning

➨ With AT&T Business and its partner ecosystem, the health team is developing new ways for spatial computing to enable collaboration and co-presence

The story

German medical technology company Brainlab, therapeutic platform provider XRHealth, eye-tracking analytics specialist SyncThink, the Dan Marino Foundation and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford are working with Magic Leap on contributions to the health and fitness spatial computing ecosystem.

Health tech executive Jennifer Esposito joined Magic Leap as vice president of health earlier this year to oversee the partnerships.

Magic Leap and Brainlab will “introduce spatial computing to the operating room and radiology suite” through the development of a collaborative 3D spatial viewer that can be used for surgical planning.

The partners are also working on a software framework and tools that will bring the Magic Leap spatial computing platform together with Brainlab’s data management, cloud computing, visualization and data pre-processing capabilities.

“This software development framework will enable developers to build and integrate additional spatial computing solutions for the digital operating rooms and radiotherapy suites of the future.”

With AT&T Business and its partner ecosystem, Esposito and the Magic Leap health team is developing new ways for spatial computing to enable collaboration and co-presence, as well as clinical training and digital patient therapeutic solutions that benefit from 5G. 

Although these are early developments designed for the Magic Leap One and so investigational in nature and not yet commercially available, they include:

  • XRHealth’s ARHealth therapeutic platform, which aims to deliver spatial computing applications for rehabilitation, cognitive training, psychological assessment and distraction from pain
  • SyncThink’s breakthrough eye-tracking analytics, which empower clinicians and users with mobile, reliable, objective brain health analytics and expert care from anywhere in the world
  • The Dan Marino Foundation’s Virtual Interactive Training Agent, a virtual simulation job interview practice system that builds competence and reduces anxiety and could help young adults with Autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities
  • The Stanford Chariot Program at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, which is creating a new medical training application for Magic Leap One, called the CHARM (Chariot AR Medical) Simulator. It uses spatial computing to enable training on virtual models, and allows multiple users to simultaneously participate in a simulation via a multi-user mode

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