“What I recognized as a surgeon who has spent a lot of time both in the operating room and [in] working with a lot of the medical device companies was we are often hindered by our physical presence,” said Dr. Nadine Hachach-Haram, founder and CEO of Proximie, in an interview with MD+DI. Finding a way to get around that was the impetus for developing Proximie. The software uses augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI) to enable the user to see into and participate in an operating room that could be continents away.
“You could be sitting anywhere with your laptop or your phone, and you’ll be able to see the operating room [with Proximie],” Hachach-Haram said, noting that up to four views into the room are possible. “Those four feeds can include scopes, x-ray machines, echo, ultrasound, any imaging or anatomical structures that are relevant, and we can take those and overlay them to the patient in a way that’s quite immersive,” she explained. “And so it feels like a very multi-sensory experience. I can put my hands in the field and they’ll be able to see it on the other side on their screen in the operating room, and so it’s as if I’m standing right next to them, but I’m actually miles away at home or in my office on my laptop.”
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