Startup Ocutrx Vision Technologies (Irvine, Calif.) announced today that it is launching a new technology for surgery visualization.
The OR-Bot Surgery Visualization Theatre includes the ORLenz augmented reality (AR) surgery headset with three visualization options, depending on the surgeon’s preference:
- A surgery view with augmented virtual patient and operating tool information.
- The choice of using an autostereoscopic “3D glasses-free” 3D 8K display monitor positioned directly in front of the surgeon.
- Viewing the surgery through a microscope-like VR viewing station positioned on one of the OR-Bot’s robotic arms.
Each surgery visualization choice provides a 4K resolution, according to Ocutrx. The OR-Bot’s arms are both human- and robotically controlled so doctors will be able to move the device’s gravity-compensated 6-axis arms with a slight touch while using voice commands or a foot pedal to engage and position the VR microscope or cameras on the arms.
The system will be unveiled at the annual meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) to be held virtually May 16 and 17.
“The OR-Bot solves a number of space constraints facing surgeons currently by separating the camera from the standard optical microscope (SOM) and reducing the size of equipment in the operative field,” said Octurx CMO Dr. Linda Lam in a news release.
“The ORLenz Surgery AR headset has the highest resolution the eye can see, being 60 pixels per degree at 20/20, added Ocutrx COO Michael Freeman. “The headset receives 4K feed from surgery cameras with less than 10-millisecond delay, which is as fast as an HDMI cable, to ensure the surgeon doesn’t lose any critical visual information. The ORLenz also touts the widest field of view (120 degrees), is the lightest weight on the market (250 grams), and is wireless, which will aid in creating more comfortable surgeries and allow the surgeon to change positions while the 3D hologram surgery image stays always directly in front of the surgeon’s eyes.”