Karl Storz Launches CollaboratOR 3D for Apple Vision Pro

08th March, 2024 | By Vrushti Kothari 

Powerful new technology further extends possibilities for education and collaboration in the surgical suite.

Pioneering MedTech company KARL STORZ is proud to announce the release of the CollaboratOR 3D app for Apple Vision Pro. Designed in concert with innovative software developer T1V, the CollaboratOR 3D app complements the functionality of the integrated operating room solution known as OR1.

KARL STORZ has a longstanding commitment to training and educating healthcare professionals to help them take full advantage of emerging medical technologies. Working closely with healthcare providers, the company identified a need to improve the educational experience and collaboration opportunities for new surgical residents as well as practicing surgeons across a wide range of specialties. With the CollaboratOR 3D app for Apple Vision Pro, surgical staff can immerse themselves in 3D content from surgical procedures—without even entering the operating room. This provides residents and surgeons with enhanced learning opportunities while allowing teams to scale their training efforts.

The CollaboratOR 3D app serves as an extension of the CollaboratOR, an interactive ecosystem for the OR1 integrated operating room. The app leverages Apple Vision Pro’s ability to seamlessly blend digital content with the physical world, allowing for closer coordination, communication, and education among the surgical team, wherever they may be. While not intended for use by the surgeon during surgery, CollaboratOR is designed to take full advantage of the breakthrough display, which offers exceptional 3D/4K surgical video quality provided by KARL STORZ endoscopy systems.

“KARL STORZ has built a reputation for exceptional surgical visualization and integration technologies,” says Christy Gaudet, VP of Surgical Sales & Marketing at KARL STORZ United States. “CollaboratOR is designed to boost efficiency in the operating room while empowering greater collaboration for the entire surgical staff, from any location, for any surgical specialty. The new CollaboratOR 3D app for Apple Vision Pro, developed with our partners at T1V, takes this to the next level, with a clear focus on the needs of healthcare providers and their patients.”

“We will continue to work with T1V to explore the future of medical education and collaboration in the OR,” says Connie Padden, Director of OR1 Technology Integration at KARL STORZ United States. “The release of the CollaboratOR 3D app for Apple Vision Pro aligns with our long-term vision to apply tomorrow’s technology to today’s most pressing healthcare needs. Harnessing the power of fully immersive spatial computing further advances our mission of enabling anywhere care.”

The CollaboratOR 3D app is available for free download on the App Store.

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