UConn Health Lands New Augmented Reality Microscope

July 13, 2018 - 11:25 am

FARMINGTON, Conn. (WTIC) - In what is believed to be a first for a medical center in the United States, UConn Health has rolled out an augmented reality microscope to help in brain and spinal surgeries. 

Ear, nose and throat doctor Daniel Roberts says the high tech device can monitor tumors in real time, using virtual reality and three dimensional imaging. 

The device, an ARveo Augmented Reality microscope, includes HD magnification and 3D visualization of areas intended for surgery, as well as fluorescent-enhanced views that can outline and analyze tissue and blood flow.

The microscope is part of John Dempsey Hospital's state of the art hybrid operating room.