Sharing life-saving surgical techniques
Help Lightning got its start through the work of Dr. Bart Guthrie, a neurosurgeon at UAB Hospital and prolific inventor who wanted to share life-saving surgical techniques with doctors around the world. He knew simple video wouldn’t do the trick, given the complexity of surgical procedures.
Guthrie would need to be there “virtually,” with his hands and instruments in the field of view, to guide another surgeon remotely.
An experience that is easy, fast, intuitive and expansive
Giving better, faster help and care is universal. Using ordinary smart phones, tablets, or a web browser, you can add non-verbal, visual cues and critical human gestures to video calls for superior communication, collaboration and cognition.
If you’re providing remote assistance, simply reach your hand, tools or other relevant objects into your device’s field of view.
Use your existing devices
Help Lightning runs on your existing mobile devices (iOS, Android) or a web-browser.
Surgeons can now provide remote assistance as though they’re working side-by-side. They can telestrate, freeze images, use hand gestures, and even add real objects into the merged reality environment.
With the advent of AR and lowered cost of headsets, young and inexperienced surgeons are increasingly turning to the technology during their first operations to receive assistance from their more experienced counterparts.
This AR is similarly used in remote care and consultations from doctors without the need for patients to visit a clinic. The US-based company HelpLightning gives experienced surgeons a possibility to guide and interactively assist their less skilled colleagues during operations in real-time. Smartphone and tablets are used by remote professionals to project their hands in mixed reality so that the individual receiving help can see exactly what should be done.
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