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Sony introduces 3D headset for operating room

We’ve seen and played around with head mounted 3D capable devices, such as the Oculus Rift, here at Anomalous Medical and they are pretty awesome, really immersive and give you plenty of flexibility to move around.

Now it looks like surgeons will get their own device to use in the operating room. And we think that's really cool.

Sony has launched a 3D head-mounted monitor surgeons can wear while performing laparoscopic surgery using 3D-compatible endoscopes.

The Japanese tech company believes the HMM-3000MT headset (once called the HMZ-T2 gaming visor) will make laparoscopic surgeries safer and more efficient.

Conventional laparoscopic procedures require surgeons to perform surgery while watching an external monitor. Stuck in the same position during hours of surgery can severely restrict the surgeons movement as they work. Sony’s headset will free the surgeon from those restraints. Users will have the option to switch between 2D and 3D images.

The headset features OLED, organic light-emitting diode, display, enhanced Picture-in-Picture options to compare images beside other types of information. The user can also shift the angle and alignment of the images to increase flexibility in point of view.

This product has only been approved for use in Japan; However, Sony is seeking approval in other countries, including the United States.

For more information on the headset, click on the link below to read the press release from Sony.

Sources: Sony Press Release