The Sony headset provides surgeons with a 3D image of the inside of the patient
Sony's head-mount image processing unit has a picture in picture feature
The image can be flipped to match the perspective of surgical team members
Sony's head-mount image processing unit laparoscopic imaging system
Sony's head-mount image processing unit
Having introduced its HMZ-T1 personal 3D viewer aimed at the home entertainment market in 2011, and updating it in 2012 with the HMZ-T2, Sony has ventured into the operating theater for its latest head-mounted display. Unveiled last week in Tokyo, the "head-mount image processing unit" gives surgeons virtual X-ray vision by means of an endoscope feeding images to a pair of head-mounted monitors. This setup allows surgeons to view high definition 3D images from inside the patient while carrying out laparoscopic surgery.
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