AUGMENTED REALITY SUPPORT FOR MEDICAL DEVICES IN HOSPITALS AND SURGERIES
Reduce the risk of error during the setup of medical devices
Efficient training - immersive application enhances information retention
Multiple procedures in one application for iPad and the Microsoft HoloLens
TRAINING AND CONFIGURATION OF COMPLEX MOBILE MEDICAL DEVICES
Medical equipment provide essential data to allow doctors and nurses across the world to detect and treat the human body for sickness, disease and injury. As technology and medical knowledge advance, so too does the equipment – with single medical devices now capable of performing multiple medical procedures and reducing clutter in the often-limited space of surgeries and hospitals. For example, the Getinge PulsioFlex is a modular platform with intelligent visualisation of advanced haemodynamic patient monitoring and can be adapted to each patient’s individual need at any time.
With a powerful range of capabilities, Getinge was looking for a way to effectively train doctors and nurses to harness the potential of the device to save lives. Since the device is portable, they also wanted a solution that could be re-used in daily real-life scenarios to replace complicated user manuals that inevitably get left in a draw to gather dust.
“With essential information always at hand, we see this technology as providing a huge benefit for the medical industry to significantly reduce the risk of errors and save time when configuring and installing our advanced monitoring devices”.
– Dr. Martina Reiter, Head of Training, Getinge – Pulsion Medical Systems SE
ONE APP – MULTIPLE PROCEDURES MADE EASY
Getinge are now using REFLEKT ONE to create Augmented Reality applications to support doctors and hospital staff with training and configuration of their medical devices. Compatible with iOS , PulsioFlex AR guides staff and trainees through the setup of multiple PulsioFlex procedures. Using the smartphone or tablet’s inbuilt camera, PulsioFlex AR projects crisp 3D visualisations of the tubes, plugs and connections onto the real PulsioFlex device with step-by-step instructions and information. Hospital staff can now quickly and efficiently configure the device to specific patient needs in both static and dynamic scenarios.
What’s more, the immersive nature of the app enhances information retention so that the initial training is more effective. With REFLEKT ONE, Getinge are now able to add additional AR procedures to their existing applications and create new apps themselves for their entire product line. PulsioFlex AR is also available as a separate HoloLens application.
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