Tag: augmented reality surgery

Use of iPhone can improve acetabular cup orientation in total hip replacement

mHealth Research Daily with Tim Bredrup In a recent study, a novel system is described that uses both the camera and the accelerometer functions of the iPhone to improve the process of acetabular cup placement in total hip arthroplasty. The accelerometer function senses changes in movement and is used in a number of other iPhone […]

Future Uses for the iPad in the Operating Room: a Game Changer ?

The built in sensors and communication capabilities of the iPad could lead to new types of assistive surgical instruments that could make the iPad a game changer in the operating room. The iPad could be brought directly into the operative field in a small sterile bag where the touch interface makes it possible to change settings even using gloved hands.