Ocutrx Technologies, a provider of AR, XR, and 3D technology for medical applications, has unveiled the latest version of its ORLenz headset, dubbed the DigiLoupe AR/XR headset.

ORLenz is an advanced digital loupe solution that features the stand-alone DigiLoupe technology.

The headset is designed to surpass conventional optical surgical loupes, providing a modern, digital alternative with higher resolution and greater magnification.

In addition, it delivers enhanced ergonomics to improve the comfort and effectiveness of surgeons during procedures.

The AR/XR headset is already under clinical evaluation for ophthalmology and is showing considerable progress in spine surgery applications, said the medical technology company.

Ocutrx surgical applications global director Simon Prosser said: “Our ambition with the ORLenz has always been to push the boundaries of surgical technology to make surgeries less painful for surgeons.

“A few years back, we submitted a patent application for the DigiLoupe headset, designed to replace traditional loupes, mainly due to its superior ergonomics for surgeons.

“The DigiLoupe headset is not just an enhancement for spinal procedures; it represents a new paradigm in surgical precision, 3D visualisation, and ergonomic design.

“We’re excited about its potential to transform precision and the surgeon comfort not only for spine surgery but also other medical disciplines in the future, like orthopaedics and dentistry.”

Ocutrx said that traditional loupes lack ergonomic design, forcing the surgeon to have his chin pinned to his chest all during the surgery, causing neck and back pain.

Its DigiLoupe headset will address the problem by allowing cameras to tilt down during surgeries, allowing the surgeon to stay in a comfortable stance during the procedure.

The new version of the ORLenz headset displays 3D holographic images of the surgery site and provides the surgeons with freedom of movement and positioning.

Also, the headset offers up to 10x magnification and cinematic quality resolution to provide superior clarity and detail, required for precise and effective procedures.

Recently, Dr Leonel Hunt, a surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Spine Centre and Cedars-Sinai Orthopedic Centre, has joined the company’s international surgical steering committee.

Hunt said: “The prospect of integrating the DigiLoupe headset’s visual and ergonomic capabilities into spine surgery as a stand-alone device offers a new frontier in surgical precision.

“As a surgeon with a biomedical engineering background, I can say that this technology’s advanced visualisation and surgeon positioning will significantly enhance surgical accuracy and patient safety.

“And, with their virtual imaging MedTiles overlays, I can see three or more different views with a slight turn of the head and use hand gestures to select, open, and see preoperative imaging, all while I’m doing the surgery.”