A 3D holographic augmented reality interface designed to be ergonomically and intuitively controlled by physicians during minimally invasive procedures.
Minimally invasive procedures require the use of multiple different digital tools to see inside, monitor and treat the patient. This typically means many screens and physical controls at (semi-) fixed locations. This might cause ergonomic issues, poor visibility, information overload, and can tie the clinician to a specific spot at the table, even if treating and getting vascular access to the patient at another position could be better for clinical outcomes.
Based on Philips’ Azurion image-guided therapy platform and Microsoft’s HoloLens 2, an augmented reality Cath-Lab interface was created to present a 3D holographic augmented reality environment that can be ergonomically and intuitively controlled by the physician during minimally invasive procedures. Using voice, gesture and gaze controls allows the clinician to be completely hands-free. The whole medical team can simultaneously view the same images in a more natural, comfortable position either in the room or outside. It also aims to help declutter the operating room and enhance sterility.