Here’s how Vision Pro’s AR/VR revolutionizes medical training and surgery

The Apple Vision Pro, equipped with visionOS, is expected to transform various aspects of healthcare delivery, from clinical education to surgical planning and patient care. With a slew of groundbreaking apps now available on the visionOS App Store, the potential for Vision Pro to revolutionize the healthcare industry is becoming increasingly apparent.

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The Apple Vision Pro transforms surgical planning with 3D visualization

Apple’s recent spotlight on the Vision Pro’s capabilities in aiding the healthcare sector highlights the profound impact spatial computing can have on medical professionals’ workflows. By seamlessly integrating digital content with the physical world, Vision Pro opens up a world of possibilities for enhancing medical training, surgical planning, and patient engagement.

“At Apple, we believe technology can play an important role in the evolution of healthcare,” said Sumbul Desai, MD, Apple’s vice president of Health. “With the ability to transform a user’s space, display 3D objects at life size, and see all relevant data in one view, the opportunities for health developers to use Apple Vision Pro to help improve procedural planning, education, and outcomes are limitless.”

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One standout example is the myMako app by Stryker, designed specifically for hip and knee replacement surgeries. This app empowers surgeons to visualize and review intricate surgical plans in immersive 3D, offering unprecedented insights and preparation opportunities. Similarly, Siemens Healthineers’ Cinematic Reality app leverages Vision Pro’s advanced capabilities to create interactive holograms of human anatomy, revolutionizing medical education and patient consultations.

Vision Pro healthcare apps

But Vision Pro’s influence extends beyond the operating room. Epic Systems’ Spatial Computing Concept introduces a new paradigm for managing electronic health records, enabling clinicians to chart, review labs, and communicate securely through intuitive gestures. Moreover, behavioral health and wellness are also benefiting from Vision Pro’s immersive experiences, with apps like Cedars-Sinai’s Xaia providing AI-enabled, conversational therapy in customizable, calming environments.

The potential for Vision Pro to enhance various aspects of healthcare delivery is not lost on industry professionals. A recent Tebra survey indicates that up to three-quarters of US healthcare professionals are open to exploring the use of Vision Pro in their work. From medical training and telemedicine to diagnostic visualization and surgical planning, the opportunities for leveraging Vision Pro are vast and diverse.

One of the key factors driving interest in Vision Pro among healthcare professionals is Apple’s unwavering commitment to privacy and data security. As healthcare data is considered highly personal, the importance of using technology tools that prioritize privacy cannot be overstated. Apple’s dedication to ensuring user data privacy makes Vision Pro a trusted and reliable platform for healthcare applications.

Looking ahead, the future of healthcare with Vision Pro looks promising. As developers continue to innovate and create new applications tailored to the device’s unique capabilities, we can expect to see even more transformative advancements in medical education, patient care, and beyond.

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Asma is an editor at iThinkDifferent with a strong focus on social media, Apple news, streaming services, guides, mobile gaming, app reviews, and more. When not blogging, Asma loves to play with her cat, draw, and binge on Netflix shows.

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