The technology applied to the field of surgery is progressing day by day.
Less than four decades ago was performed the first surgery that, with minimal incisions and inserting microcameras, via laparoscopy surgeon is able to practice any type of surgery and ceased to be science fiction the idea to remove a kidney through the belly button.
Today, progress is even higher and is already more than one year operating using 3D technology. With similar glasses to the ones used in cinema and a 3D display, figures issued by the laparoscopic microcamera in two dimensions are converted in 3D images. 3D system helps the team of professionals to calculate depths and volumes, thereby achieving greater precision in movement and being very useful in more complex operations.
Recently, the Virgen del Rocio Hospital gathered nearly 400 international experts to publicize the surgery of the future, there was an operation using the technique of telemonitoring. This technique allows that from anywhere in the world a professional can instruct and advise in a surgery as if he were in the operating room with total precision and real-time.
The professional who assists the team that is in the operating room, from his own device, which can be a computer or a tablet and through an application, receives images that are happening in real time emitted by normal camera or a laparoscopic one, and from there can be guided at all times.
These new methods allow, in addition to greater control over practitioners that begin in the world of surgery, greater mobility for its formation, which means, in short, in a greater cost savings, a reduction in waiting lists and greater precision acquired by professionals in this field.
If we move forward in the present and we move in the immediate future, the technological progress that is expected to give much to talk about is the introduction in the operating rooms of the Google Glass. This system, not yet approved, has many possibilities added to Telemonitoring, since, in addition to allow the reception of images in real time of what sees the surgeon while operating with the Google Glass, in turn would receive information which his companion at the distance wanted to bring him by consulting a virtual “medical atlas” as well as send images to compare with what you have on the operating table at all times, or send him tutorials precise steps to be followed graphically.
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