It was awesome and delivered just as expected, bringing AR right to my microscope. There are so many use cases for augmented and virtual reality in pathology – I am just getting started.
As noted by Liron Pantanowitz in the Pathologist reviews augmented reality microscope technology, the biggest obstacle to pathology’s digital transition has been the need to acquire the image first. Photographing slides is cumbersome and doesn’t give you access to the entire slide, whereas scanning the glass slide is time-consuming and requires expensive hardware and software.
“With (Augmented Reality Microscope Technology) ARM this inertia is removed. All you need to do is attach an AR device to your microscope and voila – you are ready to go. That’s what inspired me.”
Dr. Pantanowitz was further quoted as presenting the primary benefits of augmented reality microscope technology, specifically saying that AR is more practical, additive, and offers more possibilities than virtual reality. In addition, Dr. Satturwar was quoted that ARM is more likely to be adopted by users because it integrates into the existing microscope and does not require any wearable accessories.
Gabe Siegel, CEO of Augmentiqs expressed joy with the release of the article, stating “The Pathologist review of augmented reality microscopy represents a major milestone, as it further validates our technology and presents a clear path for how ARM can bring clinical and workflow value to the pathology lab. We are hopeful that other labs will soon be presenting their findings on the use of ARM.”