January 30, 2024 – Kopin Corporation, a provider of application-specific optical solutions and high performance micro-displays for defense, enterprise, consumer and medical products, has recently announced that it has received an initial production order for the CR3 wearable surgical monitor from HMDmd Inc.
The CR3 is a head-mounted display (HMD) system that is the culmination of a multi-year development program by Kopin and HMDmd to produce a medical-grade wearable monitor that meets the exacting needs of surgeons and supporting clinical personnel.
The CR3 provides full-HD resolution 3D imagery in a lightweight, ergonomic package and is 4K video compatible. The device is configured for use with 2D and 3D endoscopes and operating microscopes/exoscopes and is plug-in compatible with products produced by major surgical systems companies, according to Kopin.
“Kopin’s CR3 head-mounted monitor is a truly ground-breaking wearable that is purpose-built for surgeons and builds upon Kopin’s extensive experience with high-performance head-mounted military pilot, soldier, and training microdisplay systems,” said Bill Maffucci, Kopin’s Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy. “The CR3 incorporates advanced design features that satisfy critical human visual system and ergonomic factors, resulting in an HMD with outstanding 3D imagery that is comfortable to view and wear over long-duration procedures.”
The CR3 enables surgeons to maintain a direct view of the surgical field while also being able to easily access critical information, such as live video feeds from surgical instruments and diagnostic images, by simply glancing up to see needed information on the head-worn display system, as opposed to constantly moving their head up to see a monitor and then down to see the patient.
John Lyon, CEO of HMDmd, commented: “The specification of CR3 and guiding principles of its development have been to provide surgeons with high-resolution 2D and 3D video imagery and superior ergonomics while performing surgery. The CR3 provides a functionality leap from the current solution, which involves looking away at a remotely positioned conventional video monitor.”
Lyon added, “We anticipate that our focus on superior ergonomics will be particularly beneficial for surgical use-cases in microscopy, minimally invasive surgery, digital and robotic surgery and interventional medicine. The feedback from surgeons and surgical equipment manufacturers has been very positive.”
Image credit: HMDmd
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