Personalized med device startup Enhatch, Holo-Light partners to launch new AR/VR streaming platform for surgical training
Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are two of the most underrated technologies with a lot of potential ranging from their application in education and learning to medicine. It is estimated that 32% of companies would incorporate this technology to enhance their product experience in the next 3 years. Now, one startup is tapping into this potential to deliver a new extended reality (XR) streaming platform for surgical training.
Today, personalized med device startup Enhatch announced it has partnered with Holo-Light to deliver a new extended reality (XR) streaming platform for intraoperative procedures and surgical training using augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR).
Enhatch is an open platform of surgical technologies and the creator of the industry’s first Intelligent Surgery Ecosystem that connects companies, technologies, and surgeons to streamline clinical workflows and personalize surgery.
The new partnership will enable surgical teams to train virtually, both independently and in a collaborative environment, in AR and VR through XR streaming technology – a technology that enables an unprecedented level of detail and performance for a faster and safer way of developing, experiencing, and interacting with 3D content.
Using Holo-Light’s real-time streaming technology embedded in Enhatch’s Intelligent Surgery Ecosystem allows the visualization and manipulation of 2D and 3D content during virtual training and surgeries, creating a scalable solution for AR/VR in the operating room.
Founded in 2012 by Peter Verrillo, Ed Paulosky, and Michael Phipps, the New Jersey-based Enhatch is pioneering Intelligent Surgery by harnessing artificial intelligence for smarter, faster, and safer surgeries. Its Intelligent Surgery Ecosystem harnesses the power of AI to streamline each phase of surgery, to achieve better patient outcomes, unprecedented efficiency, and accuracy in patient-specific procedures.
In a statement, Enhatch co-founder and CEO Peter Verrillo said, “AR and VR are gaining significant traction within the medical community, but it comes with heavy development costs. With the ability to access this valuable data in a streaming format, surgeons can view high-resolution 3D models in surgery, in cadaver labs or in their living rooms. This partnership creates a scalable on-demand model, which will make AR/VR accessible to organizations that previously felt the investment was out of reach.”
Typical VR and AR projects can cost $250K-$1M per product line, whereas the Enhatch ecosystem can deploy your current assets like 3D models of instruments, surgical training videos, and other interactive content for a low fee per use.
“Our powerful XR streaming platform can greatly improve intraoperative conditions and patient outcomes,” noted Florian Haspinger, CEO of Holo-Light. “We are pleased to partner with Enhatch to deploy this growing technology globally to improve surgical outcomes.”
Holo-Light is building the most powerful immersive streaming platform for AR and VR. The Streaming as a Service platform XRnow brings the power of the cloud to mobile XR devices. XRnow merges Holo-Light’s in-house products ISAR SDK and AR3S into one all-encompassing ecosystem. ISAR SDK is a remote rendering software component to break the performance barriers of mobile XR devices by giving access to the power of external
servers and the cloud.