Tuesday, January 8, 2013

iPod during knee surgery

A novel application of the iPod was recently published. The iPod is used to display pre-operatively acquired images of the patient operated upon. These images are displayed on the iPod correctly by using tracking devices to detect the position and orientation of the iPod in the operating theatre. The surgeon can review images during surgery of specific locations on the iPod. An iPad can be placed in the operating theatre to allow other people involved in the procedure see the images the surgeon has on his/her iPod.

Read this article of USA Today on the use of an iPod during knee surgery.

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