Wearable Headset Enhances Surgical Collaboration
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Wearable Headset Enhances Surgical Collaboration


Wearable camera device enhances surgical collaboration, productivity, and patient safety.

Wearable Headset Enhances Surgical Collaboration 

London, UK – 14 March 2023 – Proximie, the global health technology platform digitizing operating rooms (ORs), announces the launch of the PxLens – the latest in its new line of solutions transforming surgical care.

The PxLens is a lightweight, wearable ‘smart glasses’ device with a 4K camera and embedded software. The head-mounted device allows surgeons to share a ‘first-person’ perspective of open surgeries and minimally invasive procedures. In addition, the PxLens’ seamless integration into Proximie’s cloud-based platform for telepresence, content, and insights from the OR makes the device unique in the market.

The first-person perspective allows participants observing remotely to have a far clearer picture of the surgery – providing opportunities to advise where necessary and learn from cutting-edge surgical techniques. In addition, PxLens provides this insight & data without requiring stationery or installed cameras in the OR, giving users more valuable data and insights with minimal equipment and creating scope to use the Proximie platform in a wider array of procedures.

Dr. Nadine Hachach-Haram, founder and CEO of Proximie, said:

 “The PxLens is unique in the market. Lightweight and easy to use, it integrates seamlessly with the Proximie platform to provide a superior perspective on surgery and is another exciting addition to our suite of telepresence, content management, and data insights solutions. In addition, it shows wireless devices’ positive impact in creating borderless, seamless ORs.

“The PxLens is another step on Proximie’s journey to help surgeons deliver effective and efficient care. It provides an insightful first-person perspective and helps make the recording and sharing of procedures ubiquitous. This improves patient care, training, skills development, and surgical efficiency.”

The PxLens can be used by anyone, anywhere, within 15 minutes of unboxing when paired with the Proximie mobile app. Voice-activated commands enable hands-free control, and full battery packs that can be swapped mid-procedure ensure even the longest procedures can be fully streamed and recorded.

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

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 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.

About Proximie

  • Proximie is a global health technology platform that digitizes operating and diagnostic rooms.
  • Proximie’s mission is to deliver a connected surgical platform to help provide quality surgical care around the globe. Every Proximie procedure can be recorded, analyzed, and leveraged for future use to help inform best practices.
  • By connecting operating rooms globally, Proximie facilitates a rich, insightful data set that naturally feeds best practices into the entire healthcare ecosystem.
  • Founded by Dr. Nadine Hachach-Haram, Proximie has conducted tens of thousands of surgical procedures and deployed in over 500 hospitals across 100 countries on five continents.
  • Proximie has contracts with over 35 major medical device companies – with access to 90% of operating rooms and diagnostic suites in the UK, US, and EU – and has been published in over 20 medical journals.
  • Proximie is the lead author of a new report on ‘Patient safety in surgery – the urgent need for reform,’ highlighting the challenges affecting patient safety in the NHS and potential solutions to improve patient safety.
  • For more information, please visit proximie.com or follow @ProximieAR on Twitter.
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