Scopis unveils HoloLens-based mixed-reality surgical holographic navigation platform

Scopis HoloLens platform

Scopis is launching the Microsoft HoloLens-enabled Holographic Navigation Platform for use in surgery to offer greater precision and speed to surgeons, and better outcomes to patients undergoing open and minimally-invasive spinal procedures. The system enables surgeons to plan the positioning and alignment of pedicle screws during multiple vertebrae fixation surgeries, among other things.

By wearing the Microsoft HoloLens glasses connected to the Scopis Holographic Navigation Platform, the surgeon sees planned positioning of the pedicle screws overlaid exactly onto the patient. This in turn allows the surgeon to align surgical instruments interactively with the holographic visualization. The platform also enables surgeons to use gestures to place virtual monitors into their visual field near the patient, so their eyes remain on the operative field.

“Scopis’ Holographic Navigation Platform is a universal solution that offers specific advantages for spinal surgeries and can also be applied in the many other areas where the highest levels of precision and speed are critical. In neurosurgery, for example, brain tumors could be located faster and with higher accuracy,” Bartosz Kosmecki, CEO and Founder of Scopis, said in a statement. “The development of this holographic platform further highlights Scopis’ leading role in medical mixed and augmented reality.”

Beyond surgeons, Scopis’ technology could also benefit patients and medical professionals by reducing the radiation exposure from fluoroscopy devices that are currently used to determine the optimal position for screw placement during surgery, as well as improve surgical outcomes through more precise alignment and shorter surgery times.