Turkish Neurosurgery 2018 , Vol 28 , Num 4
Real-time Video-Streaming to Surgical Loupe Mounted Head-Up Display for Navigated Meningioma Resection
Roberto J. DIAZ1,Jang W. YOON2,Robert E. CHEN3,Alfredo QUINONES-HINOJOSA2,Robert E. WHAREN2,Ricardo J. KOMOTAR5
1Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University, Department of Neurosurgery, Montreal, Canada
2Mayo Clinic Florida, Department of Neurological Surgery, Jacksonville, FL, USA
3Emory University, School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
4Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA
5University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Department of Neurological Surgery, Miami, FL, USA
DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.20388-17.1 Wearable technology interfaces with normal human movement and function, thereby enabling more efficient and adaptable use. We developed a wearable display system for use with intra-operative neuronavigation for brain tumor surgery. The Google glass headup display system was adapted to surgical loupes with a video-streaming integrated hardware and software device for display of the Stealth S7 navigation screen. Phantom trials of surface ventriculostomy were performed. The device was utilized as an alternative display screen during cranial surgery. Image-guided brain tumor resection was accomplished using Google Glass head-up display of Stealth S7 navigation images. Visual display consists of navigation video-streaming over a wireless network. The integrated system developed for video-streaming permits video data display to the operating surgeon without requiring movement of the head away from the operative field. Google Glass head-up display can be used for intra-operative neuronavigation in the setting of intracranial tumor resection. Keywords : Craniotomy, Google Glass, Image-guided, Neuronavigation, Video-streaming
Corresponding author : Roberto J. DIAZ, roberto.diaz@mcgill.ca