This Device Projects Medical Imagery Onto Patients’ Bodies

Japanese electronics giant Panasonic is looking to revolutionize the way that surgeons are able to conduct complex surgeries on their patients with the introduction of a new medical imaging system that uses projection technologies to create stunningly detailed and accurate visual guides for surgeons.

Dubbed the Medical Imaging Projection System and created as part of a collaboration with Kyoto University and medical instrumentation firm Mitaka Kohki, this particular system harnesses technology that uses the patient’s body as a projection screen of sorts.

The device includes a camera that uses infra-red technology to project medical imagery onto the patient’s body, with surgeons able to customize the angle and other properties of the images.

The biggest advantage that this medical imaging system offers is that it makes it possible for surgeons to note information and solicit information without having to divert their attention away from the patient.

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