How Extended reality (XR) and Smart Glasses can help advance healthcare

Extended reality (XR) is one of the key technologies shaping up the future of healthcare. The utilization of XR in the industry is clearly showing signs that it can diminish costs, increase access, and improve outcomes for individuals around the globe. XR solutions with the help of Smart Glasses can address and help with some of the biggest challenges of the healthcare sector by offering real time remote (surgical) support and remote training amongst other things.

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Mikrocentrum is partner of the 3D Medical Printing Series

Mikrocentrum is an independent knowledge and network organization, and has been supporting the technical manufacturing industry for over 50 years with Training, Events and Networking. We offer over 170 (technical) courses and annually organize 6 trade fairs, 5 business events and 15 thematic events. In addition to these activities, we offer companies a membership of the High Tech Platform, which now consists of 600 members. In all our activities, the aim is to increase knowledge, expand networks, improve business processes and to strengthen the competitive position of companies. We do this by working closely with a large network of industrial organizations, (semi) governments, knowledge and educational institutions.

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3D Printed Skin: New Zealand Designer Streamlines Medical Training in Sutures

Medical education and clinical experience can only be obtained through learning and doing, so it has to start somewhere. We just hope it’s as painless for the patients as possible. This issue can be enormous in developing countries where medical care is scarce and often first- and second-year medical students are thrown into medical care and procedures with a startling lack of practice, due to emergency and necessity. Continue reading “3D Printed Skin: New Zealand Designer Streamlines Medical Training in Sutures”

3D printers help surgeons hone their skills on replica body parts

On the table sits the trachea of a 12-month-old child. The plastic model, an accurate re-creation of a windpipe and bronchial tree, was created with a 3D printer using scans from a patient at the Royal Children’s Hospital. It will be used to train paediatric surgeons in bronchoscopy, a procedure in which a tiny camera is guided through the bronchial tubes into the lungs. Continue reading “3D printers help surgeons hone their skills on replica body parts”