ROFIM and AMA, both members of French Healthcare Association, unveil the first global surgical teleassistance solution: a major innovation in the world of surgical technology, based on assisted reality technologies.
For this premiere, Rofim et AMA combined their expertises on assisted reality and medical collaboration, in the context of their shared commitment for better patient care and support for healthcare professionals. et de la collaboration médicale, dans le cadre de leur engagement mutuel pour l’amélioration de la prise en charge des patients, et du soutien aux professionnels de santé.
A groundbreaking technology thanks to assisted reality
The Ama XpertEye-Rofim platform, developed by these two members of French Healthcare Association, is encrypted, secure and does not store any data. It will assist surgeons not only during their operation, but also as they prepare for the procedure, and through post-surgical follow-up. Accessible via a web browser, the integrated solution will enable surgeons to be guided by a remote expert. The surgeon will be able to transfer medical files and pre-operation images to the expert, and then share their live impressions thanks to assisted reality.
« Assisted Reality is a technology that superimposes information of the real world on the user’s view without blocking the user’s vision. It is best experienced using smart glasses or other wearable technology.
It combines a software and a head-mounted display– AMA
Indeed, with this innovation, the remote expert will receive several simultaneous video streams from connected glasses, third-party cameras, endoscopy columns… These videos will be enhanced with additional information, thanks to highly advanced functionalities ranging from visual contrast control to video pointing and live document sharing.
Medical collaboration at the core of this surgical teleassistance solution based on assisted reality
This also represents a win-win solution for the professionals involved : surgeons benefit from expertise transfers, and can maintain their activities when facing difficult surgical cases. As for the experts, they can spread their expertise around the world, remotely. This extremely modern technologie can also be used when training junior surgeons in university hospitals.
More importantly, this collaboration is a perfect exemple of an innovation focused on patient benefits, since the people who undergo surgery will above all take advantage of the improvement of operative, pre-operative and post-operative care.
This solution illustrates the huge impact of digital transformation on operating theatres and their vision, in line with the targets for innovation and health set out in the big plan, “France 2030“. It also forms part of the partnership with the Innovation Chair “Bloc OPératoire Augmenté (BOPA) at the Paul-Brousse hospital, supported by the Institute Mines Telecom, the AP-HP, Paris Saclay University as well as key surgical, anesthesia and digital health manufacturers.
At the BOPA, a first installation has already been performed, initiated by the renowned surgeon Dr Daniel Pietrasz, who sees the use of this platform as a very positive step in promoting new forms of cooperation between care centers. Pr Éric Vibert, a transplant surgeon and founder of BOPA, agrees.
« The Ama XpertEye-Rofim platform offers added value for both the requesting center and the expert center, with the patient at the heart of the system.»Dr Daniel Pietrasz
Dr Rémi Bon Mardion, à l’hôpital du pays d’Aix
The solution, announced on February 1, 2024, has already been deployed in other healthcare establishments, and implemented by ARS (regional health agencies) and GRADeS (Regional e-Health Development Support Group) in French Guiana and Martinique.
Rofim and AMA also intend to market the solution in France, Germany, China, Japan and the United States.
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