Apple Vision Pro headset set to redefine surgery and medicine

Upcoming Apple vision pro headset will revolutionize the healthcare and medicine sector with its groundbreaking features.

| Updated on: Jun 20 2023, 10:06 IST
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1/6 The Apple Vision Pro headset is constructed using lightweight materials and an aluminum frame with polished laminated glass at the front. For controls, there are buttons for capturing video and photos, with the inclusion of a digital crown. (Apple)
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2/6 Apple says that there are 23 million micro-OLED pixels across displays in the Vision Pro, meaning there are more pixels in a postage stamp-sized area than what you can get on a 4K TV! It also houses 5 sensors and 12 cameras.  (Apple)
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3/6 What’s under the hood? Powering all this tech is a fan-cooled computer with an M2 chip and a new R1 chip, running on VisionOS. It has an external battery that lasts up to two hours and can connect via a woven cable that you can easily put in your pockets. (Apple)
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4/6 Apple Vision Pro seamlessly blends the digital world with the real world, says Apple CEO Tim Cook. Instead of a physical controller, you control it with your hands, voice, and eyes! The EyeSight feature lets others see your eyes when they are near you. You can also use a digital crown on the side of the headset to determine how immersive the environment is. (Apple)
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5/6 Wondering how people with glasses will wear the headset? Don’t worry, Apple has a plan for that too. The Cupertino-based tech giant has collaborated with Zeiss to bring custom prescription glass inserts for the Vision Pro headset. Vision Pro can also become your personal movie theater by dimming your surrounding environment, letting you focus on the film with Spatial Audio support. (Apple)
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6/6 With all this advanced tech, how much does the Vision Pro cost? Apple Vision Pro starts at $3499 and will be available for purchase starting early next year in the US, followed by a rollout in other countries at a later date. (Apple)
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Apple Vision Pro seamlessly blends the digital world with the real world, says Apple CEO Tim Cook (Apple)

It may be considered a magnificent toy to play with, but Apple's new immersive product, Vision Pro headset, has even opened doors for the healthcare and medical fields. Vision Pro headset will not only revolutionize but will make surgical procedures and training easier with its real-time virtual display.

The Apple Vision Pro headset will soon be available on the Apple Store and website. Initially, we will see the Vision Pro in the US and later it will be available in more countries. Those who have experienced the Vision Pro headset have literally, been blown away by the product. The product's potential and benefits in different sectors are still being gauged and the latest one is healthcare.

Let's dive deep into how the Apple Vision Pro headset can assist in healthcare.

How Apple vision pro headset can assist Healthcare professionals

Apart from the Vision Pro headset's numerous benefits and features, it has the ability to guide professionals in medical and surgical procedures. Dr Rafael Grossmann, a surgeon to make history as the first doctor to live stream surgical procedure with Google Glass Headset is now looking forward to seeing the capability of mixed-reality products in medical fields. quotes him as saying, “Apple's newest headset will reimagine medical technology and will allow the seamless transfer of data, notes, and displays to a virtual display, improving efficiency and convenience to healthcare professionals." Additionally, he adds that it will enable doctors to make quick decisions during surgical procedures.

Dr. Grossmann also stated that mix-reality and artificial intelligence will provide an immersive experience. “I think that a large language model — such as ChatGPT or equivalent — will really really make that happen and give us, again, superpowers to be the human healers that we need to be,” Grossmann said.

The Apple Vision Pro headset will enable doctors to have critical information during surgeries and training to treat anomalies by referring to the reference material. This technology will provide new ways to treat patients with serious health problems.

With its potential to succeed, it will equip doctors with critical information in both surgery and medicine fields and revolutionize the practice of modern medicine.

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First Published Date: 20 Jun, 09:55 IST