Innovation Projects

Surgery livestreaming

A hundred doctors and students from all over Europe attended a shoulder operation through the eyes of Professor Dr Olivier Verborgt of AZ Monica. During the surgery, Dr Verborgt wore a HoloLens, special glasses that enabled him to work more accurately while filming and live-streaming his actions at the same time.

Hallux Valgus & hololens

For the operation of a so-called “hallux valgus” (obliquity of the big toe, creating a lump on the inside of the forefoot) AZ Maria Middelares now uses an innovative, holographic application, the Microsoft HoloLens.

Project S.A.R.A.

Computer-assisted surgery (CAS) is becoming an essential tool for surgical planning and guidance as well as training for procedures. The SARA project will investigate the use of augmented reality to overlay a 3D rendering of medical images and planning information onto the patient’s anatomy during neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery to enhance the CAS experience.

Patient education app

Patients get access to The Hallux Valgus patient education app © AZ Maria Middelares. This app is used for educational purposes and provides patients with an AR experience. The projection shows patients how the surgeon will make an incision and perform a correction of the bone structure.