Hospital Marqués de Valdecilla: Medical platform to collaborate remotely with MR and VR
“LINA is a platform that gives a new dimension to practitioners when planning interventions before the day of surgery and as a support resource during the course of surgery” – Ignacio del Moral, Director of Hospital Virtual Valdecilla
The Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital is a third-level centre and a benchmark in Spanish healthcare for highly complex pathologies and procedures. It has 8 CSUR and has been recognized with the two-star QH seal for its quality and IHHI certification.
It has its own innovation unit, the Valdecilla Virtual Hospital. Since it was set up in 2010, it has been committed to clinical simulation to train medical professionals in all types of specialties, becoming a national and European benchmark.
On the other hand, a connection had to be made between the web and the mixed reality glasses, which had to be user-friendly. In addition, security had to be guaranteed for sensitive data such as medical information.
Doctors can communicate with their counterparts via the web portal or send information directly to the glasses, facilitating the preparation of any surgical intervention collaboratively and with greater precision. In addition, all data can be accessed from the operating theatre so that the practitioner can naturally access information and images and interact with the holograms through gestures without losing sight of the real environment.
In addition, the application is expanding as new features and functionalities are being developed to provide healthcare professionals with more patient data so that they can make increasingly personalized decisions tailored to each case.
On the other hand, they also want to scale LINA to new specialties and spread it to other hospitals nationally and internationally. Therefore, the journey has only just begun.