Augmented reality technologies not only allow hospitals to offer cutting-edge treatments to patients, it also helps the hospital enhance its reputation as an innovative medical institution.
Covered extensively by the media, last year, a thirty-person team of doctors and nurses in California prepared to separate conjoined twins by using mixed reality goggles, providing them with an augmented view of the complex network of blood vessels that would need to be untangled during the surgery.
As anyone who has ever spent some time trying to find their way around a hospital can tell you, they’re not the easiest places to navigate. In fact, around one-third of first-time hospital visitors get lost or confused.
At Cortellucci Vaughn Hospital in Ontario, Canada, the rapid response team wear real-time location badges that override elevator systems to give them priority. Additionally, when the system detects a cardiac arrest, it automatically adjusts the patient’s bed and IV to best assist responders.