Panasonic develops infrared surgery projection system

Panasonic has worked with Kyoto University researchers to develop a surgery assistance system, using infrared light to project on to patients in real-time during surgical operations.

The medical imaging projection system (MIPS) is designed to track changes in the shape and position of organs in real time, directly projecting information needed for surgery.

The system is designed to be ‘vibration proof’ and easy to move with minimal force, allowing surgeons to project the needed information onto the surgical field without stress.

Panasonic also worked with surgical microscope specialist Mitaka Kohki to create MIPS, allowing doctors to make incisions along projected lines to minimise bleeding, designed to shorten recovery times and hospital stays for patients.

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