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Toronto surgeons use Kinect to call up images in OR

UBM TechWeb, March 18, 2011

Researchers continue to use open-source PC drivers for Microsoft's Kinect 3D camera controller to adapt the hardware for new purposes, with one Toronto hospital now using the device to help surgeons manipulate medical images during surgery without the need for time-wasting clean-up.

Surgeons often have to leave the sterile environment around a patient to pull up necessary medical scan images on a computer, a process that can require up to 20 minutes of clean up each time before the surgeon can return to the operation.

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