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Xbox Kinect Accessory Assisting During Surgery

01 June 2012

The little black bar, more commonly associated with computer gaming, has been used during complex surgery at Toronto's Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center.


The device is providing real time data whilst saving the time involved in reviewing the CT scans. Previously, doctors often had to leave the sterile environment to use a mouse and keyboard, requiring them to wash up each time before re-entering the theatre.


Now, the motion technology of the Kinect controller means the scans can be viewed from the surgery room. And it is all done hands-free, enabling the surgeon's hands to remain sterile at all times.


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