Proximie, a global health technology platform digitising operating rooms, has launched PxLens smart glasses to allow surgeons to share a first-person view of open surgeries.

The glasses are equipped with a 4K camera and embedded software which streams to Proximie’s cloud-based platform.

“The PxLens is unique in the market,” said Dr Nadine Hachach-Haram, founder and CEO of Proximie.

“It provides a superior perspective on surgery [and] provides an insightful first-person perspective, helping to make the recording and sharing of procedures ubiquitous. 

“This improves patient care, training, skills development, and overall surgical efficiency.”

The PxLens can be used within 15 minutes of unboxing when paired with the Proximie mobile app. 

Voice activated commands enable hands-free control, and robust battery packs that can be swapped mid-procedure ensure even the longest procedures can be fully streamed and recorded.

Pilot procedures with surgeons wearing the PxLens were conducted in the United Kingdom and United States in November 2022. Procedures included colorectal, otolaryngology, orthopaedic, plastics and urology surgeries.

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Ms Stella Vig, Consultant General and vascular surgeon, Croydon University Hospitals NHS trust, National Clinical Director for Elective care for NHS England, said: “The PxLens enhances the way we use Proximie here at Croydon. 

“The fact that it’s lightweight and intuitive makes it easy and convenient for anyone to deploy in surgery, even for the first time. Healthcare overall is trying to figure out how to do more with less, and technology like this gives us new ways of training staff and delivering care.”

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