Market Intel: When Reality Techs Kick In - How VR, AR And MR Are Revolutionizing Surgery
Whether used for training surgeons outside of the operating room or as a valuable reference tool during surgery, the recent AAOS annual conference shows that orthopedic surgeons rank among several pioneering clinician groups who are embracing surgical solutions that extend into the worlds of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality. With the global shift toward value-based health care, Proponents say these new technologies may offer surgeons new ways to improve operating times and efficiency, better patient outcomes and cut overall costs.
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Market Intel: From AI-Based IVDs To Precision Drug Dosing: Medtech Conference 2017 Gives Insight Into Tomorrow's Technologies
The annual AdvaMed conference, rebranded "Medtech Conference" this year, drew more than 2,700 attendees seeking to explore cutting-edge technologies and networking opportunities, as well as to hear from FDA's top officials about new developments. This article takes a closer look at some of the most innovative solutions presented at the event, including machine learning-based diagnostics to combat antimicrobial resistance, a ureter-locating device, virtual reality technologies to enhance orthopedic surgery and precision drug dosing, among other things.
Virtual reality is seeing an upsurge in use by mental health practitioners for treating conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorders and anxiety in a safe and controlled manner. With the advent of affordable VR headsets and technological advances, companies and researchers worldwide are seizing on the opportunity to bring such techniques as VR exposure therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy to telemedicine, specialty clinics and directly to consumers to improve outcomes and better lives.
How can medical technology improve the lives of our rapidly aging population? Companies from across the Israeli medtech industry, as well as delegates from around the globe, convened at the 16th MIXiii Biomed life sciences and technology meeting in Tel Aviv to discuss the impact of aging and demonstrate the latest innovations in the field.