South African surgeon Professor Stephen Roche participated in a pioneering medical event with Microsoft.
The series of 13 24-hour surgeries includes 15 surgeons from 13 different countries around the world. The goal is to highlight the enormous benefits of Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 for global surgeries.
The HoloLens is a wireless holographic mixed reality headset that connects to applications and solutions to enhance or enable collaboration, innovation and productivity.
Compared to previous models, HoloLens 2 is lighter, more comfortable and immersive for the surgeon. Hand and eye tracking technology detects where the surgeon’s gaze is, allowing them to operate with greater precision.
Surgeons from South Africa, France, India, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Germany, Belgium, Morocco, Brazil, Bolivia, Mexico, United States and Kingdom -Uni were able to use this impressive device to view and operate hologram surgery, share their real-time view with their peers remotely, and train their peers remotely.
“The interactions during meetings and the surgery recording make you feel like the other surgeons are in the room with you. Using this new technology and discussing shoulder surgery with world-renowned surgeons have allowed for closer relations with the international community from the shoulder, especially since our normal interactions in international meetings were canceled during the pandemic, ”Roche said.
“We all try to solve some of the shoulder replacement issues from different angles, which allows us to share our knowledge in real time. I think it has been a fantastic opportunity to show the world shoulder surgery in South Africa. “