Showcased at CES 2019 this year was a dual-camera headband for medical students to watch real-life operations in 3D as they’re happening in the operating room. Crescent Tech developed the Crescent Vision headband, which is still in the prototype stage as Crescent Tech gathers feedback, tweaks features, and improves the camera.
Crescent Vision captures high-quality video and images from a first-person perspective, and can be shared with viewers watching on a desktop, tablet, smartphone, or with VR glasses.
Founded in 2017 by Samy Ralph Andary and Bartosz Zablocki, both creators wanted to provide better education to practicing medical students and offer another method rather than looking over a surgeon’s shoulder.
“The need for healthcare professionals is growing increasingly, while simultaneously our medical educational system is not,” Andary told Compelo. “This results in a huge deficit of not only healthcare professionals but more specifically surgeons.”
Crescent Tech hopes by integrating wearables, computer vision, and machine learning, they can modernize technology for healthcare facilities while also making it safer, cheaper, and faster.
The head-cam works by going on a surgeon’s head, which then captures video in stereoscopic 3D vision with HD quality and contains binaural sound technology for immersive audio. The lenses have three, interchangeable views and contain LED lights embedded next to the camera sensors to highlight the surgeon’s work area.
They system is powered by a 6,000 mAh lithium-ion battery that can last between three and five hours.
Although the device is still in the prototype stage, it’s Crescent Tech’s fifth prototype, and they hope to perfect it by running several test pilots in spring of 2019.