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Category: OR Equipment & Accessories
Product description and innovation synopsis:
Microsoft HoloLens is a wearable mixed reality headset. Through the power of holograms and mixed reality, Microsoft HoloLens enables Stryker to bring to life the OR design process for customers and, in turn, opens up a world of possibilities for the future of OR design and healthcare. Although it is a Microsoft product, the partnership with Stryker brings surgical services facilities to life, months or maybe years before the actual build or renovation begins. Together with Microsoft HoloLens, Stryker is creating new ways to collaborate and visualize in 3D.
What sets this product apart from others available in the industry?
Stryker customers can already virtually create their picture-perfect operating room using ByDesign, an exclusive Stryker 3D room design software. Powering the innovative 3D room design with the mixed reality capabilities of Microsoft HoloLens, a room design can be created, adjusted and visualized in full-size and scale without the need for a complicated and expensive mock operating room installations and demonstrations. The powerful duo of Stryker’s ByDesign and Microsoft HoloLens allows teams to move efficiently and effectively through the design and execution process, ultimately creating an optimized room design that ultimately enhances the experience for surgeons, staff, and their patients.
How does this product benefit the surgical team and aid in better outcomes?
Stryker’s proprietary ByDesign software, paired with the Microsoft HoloLens mixed reality platform, enables customers to truly experience their future iSuite overlaid in the real world. With this technology, Stryker can efficiently and effectively collaborate with clinicians, hospital administrators and other stakeholders, in real time, to design and visualize their new OR. Utilizing the full potential of the ByDesign Experience, powered by Microsoft HoloLens allows customers to look past the confines of 2D design and accurately visualize their finished operating room through a process that saves time, reduces design errors, and ultimately allows them to start caring for their patients sooner.