Nadine Hachach-Haram: How augmented reality could change the future of surgery
Nadine Hachach-Haram - Surgeon, entrepreneur
The co-founder of Proximie, Nadine Hachach-Haram is a curious surgeon with a passion for technology and innovation -- and a desire to make a difference in the world. Full bio
of human social development,
through the fourth great epoch
is a modern miracle.
of time and space which separate people,
can be shared freely.
in digital technology
in terms of what can be achieved?
can take us to even greater heights.
talking to all of you,
lack access to safe surgical care.
of the world's population,
simple surgical procedures
that there are only 10 qualified surgeons.
for every 600,000 people.
an extra 100,000 surgeons by 2030
for routine surgical procedures.
we won't be meeting those numbers.
a global issue that bothers me.
to safe and affordable healthcare
that needs an operation
really difficult choices:
some of that solution with you today:
has the power to do so much more
and to stay up to date.
some of the key issues that we face,
to vital surgical services.
we can make that possible.
is filled with breakthroughs
was able to help the surgeons of the day
of antiseptic techniques,
to stay alive postsurgery.
keyhole or arthroscopic surgery,
and precision instruments
will be aware of robotic surgery,
is much like modern automated machinery,
at the tiniest scales
that even surpasses the human hand.
something else to surgery:
at the patient's bedside to deliver care,
through a computer.
in a cost-effective and scalable way,
where they are in the world,
a million-dollar robot
was a phone, a tablet, or a computer,
can now virtually transport himself
or tablet or computer,
interact in an operation
through the procedure step by step.
to Dr. Marc Tompkins,
at the University of Minnesota.
an arthroscopic surgery for us,
to having their operation streamed.
that in the interest of time,
through the first steps,
a few key anatomical landmarks.
Everyone from TED says hello.
let's get started.
and where we're going to make these,
your incisions there and there,
get us into the knee.
inside the joint now.
and have a quick look at the meniscus.
a small tear there on the meniscus,
and head to this direction,
at the ACL and the PCL.
that looks quite healthy,
that small meniscus tear there,
around the joint looks OK as well.
Dr. Tompkins. Thank you for your time.
this simple demonstration
just how powerful this technology can be.
that I wasn't using any special equipment,
and text and video,
can do something so much deeper.
how they would collaborate in person.
what you want to do,
than just telling them.
for such a great learning tool,
through direct experience.
a difference around the world?
local district general hospitals
and trauma treatment.
care at a local level.
improves their access,
in wound care management with nurses
through a cancer removal of a kidney.
a very quick video here.
of the gruesome views.
the most outer part of your tumor.
three centimeters deep,
so you need to get a 3.5 margin.
of this technology at a global scale,
heartwarming stories I can recall
in the north of Lima in Peru,
was used to support the provision
surgery to children,
didn't have access to health insurance.
a hospital with one surgeon
under the sheer demand
specifically trained in this procedure.
with a cleft surgeon in California,
to guide her and her colleagues
and teaching them.
30 percent more operations
can perform these operations
from a mother who said,
gave my daughter her smile."
of this technology.
It democratizes access.
are growing rapidly,
in boosting surgical provision.
where there's considerable risk
to certain locations.
there are more mobile devices
of getting surgery to five billion people,
don't have access to internet.
in the right direction.
our global footprint,
the potential of this technology.
that we take for granted,
About the speaker:Nadine Hachach-Haram - Surgeon, entrepreneur
The co-founder of Proximie, Nadine Hachach-Haram is a curious surgeon with a passion for technology and innovation -- and a desire to make a difference in the world.
Why you should listen
Dr. Nadine Hachach-Haram is a surgeon, lecturer and clinical entrepreneur. She drew on her passion for innovation, education and global surgery to co-found Proximie, an augmented reality platform that allows doctors to virtually transport themselves into any operating room, anywhere in the world, to visually and practically interact in an operation from start to finish. From marking up a patient to providing real-time virtual presence in assisting and instructing on an operation, Proximie aims to provide safe, accessible and cost-effective surgery to every patient around the world. Dubbed the "future of surgery" by CNN, Proximie has gone from strength to strength and won multiple awards as well as being the main focus of the Foreign Press Association Science Story of the Year. It aims to revolutionize the delivery and education of healthcare by reducing the cost of that delivery while providing improved quality to the end patient, ensuring that every patient gets the best care, the first time, every time.
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