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January 13, 2022 – Spatial computing company Magic Leap has this week announced the participation of a number of healthcare technology companies in its Early Access Program (EAP) for Magic Leap 2, the company’s second generation enterprise-focused augmented reality (AR) platform.
According to Magic Leap, early access to its Magic Leap 2 devices will provide these healthcare technology companies with the opportunity to finalize development of their Magic Leap 2 platform solutions, ahead of general commercial availability, which is scheduled for mid-2022.
Selected healthcare technology partners include:
SentiAR, Inc. is a digital health software device company that is developing solutions to connect physicians to clinical data via the Magic Leap 2 platform. This includes access to intraprocedural, 3D maps of a patient’s heart anatomy and electrical activity, including locations of intracardiac catheters. SentiAR provides this information in real-time to operating physicians via a proprietary, hands-free, holographic user interface. SentiAR’s 3D visualization software can also be used for patient education to help patients visualize and understand their procedures and clinical data via AR devices.
SyncThink, Inc., is a next generation neurotechnology company and developer of EYESYNC technology. SyncThink aims to collaborate with Magic Leap to develop and introduce new and innovative product offerings to the global healthcare market. This participation reflects the expansion of Magic Leap and SyncThink’s relationship, to include product development and associated research. As an Early Access Program participant for Magic Leap 2, SyncThink and Magic Leap will work together on clinical trials and explore the use of the Magic Leap 2 platform for Vestibular Disorders, with the shared goal of improving patient care and clinical outcomes in this patient population.
Heru, Inc., is a healthcare software company focused on innovative diagnostic solutions. As part of Magic Leap’s EAP program, Heru is working to launch an application on its re:Vive platform on Magic Leap 2. The Heru application on Magic Leap 2 is expected to feature several vision diagnostic modalities, along with reimbursable CPT medical billing codes, in a single wearable, diagnostic, health and wellness tool. Heru’s platform is designed to replace several legacy diagnostic devices and includes planned applications related to personalized vision-correction that would enable clinicians to diagnose and manage patients with increased efficiency.
Brainlab AG is a medical technology company that offers software and hardware solutions for radiotherapy, radiosurgery, and surgical navigation. Brainlab is working to make its Mixed Reality Viewer software available on Magic Leap 2, in addition to the existing application on Magic Leap 1. Brainlab’s Mixed Reality Viewer provides methods for reviewing surgical plans and collaborating with colleagues, as well as insights into patient procedures. Interdisciplinary teams can use the Mixed Reality Viewer on the Magic Leap platform to create and review a surgical plan together, as well as share information and updates directly with patients.
Commenting on the announcement, Jennifer Esposito, VP, Managing Director: Health at Magic Leap, said: “The advancements in Magic Leap 2 significantly expand the uses of augmented reality in a healthcare setting. What is possible with Magic Leap 2 is so much more than training, education, and planning. Magic Leap 2 will enable advanced use cases, including use in the operating room, changing not only how doctors deliver care, but how patients experience that care.”
According to the company, its Magic Leap 2 enterprise AR device is scheduled for general commercial availability in 2022. Magic Leap stated that it is designing the device to be “the most open augmented reality platform on the market.” Other key features will include:
- Smallest and lightweight built for enterprise use;
- Improved optics compared to the Magic Leap 1 device that will enable improved image quality, color fidelity, and text legibility;
- A large field of view, compared to similar currently available AR devices;
- Dynamic Dimming that will enable the Magic Leap 2 to be used more effectively in brightly lit settings; and
- Critical updates that make will Magic Leap 2 more immersive and less fatiguing to users (compared to the Magic Leap 1).
For more information on Magic Leap and its upcoming Magic Leap 2 device platform, please visit the company’s website.
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