USA—Siemens Healthineers, a German company that provides healthcare solutions and services, has released an app for Apple Vision Pro. 

The Cinematic Reality app allows surgeons, medical students, and patients to view immersive, interactive holograms of the human body captured through medical scans in their real-world environment.

This new tool is vital for visualizing renderings, which can aid in surgery planning and medical education, as well as helping patients visualize treatments.

This app is intended to use the power of Apple Silicon and Metal, laying a solid foundation for future development.

The software serves to provide a more realistic method of viewing organs or bodily components, allowing doctors to better explain clinical issues to patients, discuss clinical questions about referrals, and teach medical students.

In the future, this could help surgeons with pre-operative planning, enable multidisciplinary communication among doctors in many professions, or help non-radiologists and patients better understand scans and situations.

Apple Vision Pro, the company’s first spatial computer, integrates digital content into the user’s physical environment.

Users can interact with apps just by glancing at them, touching their fingers to select, flicking their wrist to scroll, or typing into a virtual keyboard via dictation.

Using the Cinematic Reality app for Apple Vision Pro, users may zoom into details of clinical photos, enlarge content, and rotate around a simulation of the human body, as well as use basic two-dimensional reading features like scrolling.

Users of the Cinematic Reality app can visualize clinical cases directly through the native app, eliminating the need to connect to an additional computer.

Speaking at the launch, Christian Zapf, Director of Digital and Automation at Siemens Healthineers, said that cinematic reality allows users to immerse themselves in a world of photorealistic simulations of the human anatomy.

 He went on to state that Apple Vision Pro precisely provides the three-dimensional experience, paired with tremendous flexibility and standalone use, and the business sees a big potential for the technology for clinical and educational uses.

Sebastian Krueger, principal developer of Cinematic Reality at Siemens Healthineers, stated, for his part,  stated that Siemens has modified its existing Cinematic Reality algorithm to allow computationally intensive methods to work on the M2 processor in the Apple Vision Pro.

He went on to say that the rendering process simulates how light interacts with objects in a virtual world, resulting in photos with very realistic lighting and reflections.

The Cinematic Reality app is now available through the Apple App Store.

Visitors to the HIMSS trade show in Orlando, Florida, will be able to experience it firsthand at the Siemens Healthineers booth from March 12 to 14.

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