Scopis Medical (Beriln, Germany) is unveiling its touch-free Scopis Navigation System that utilizes the soon to be released Leap Motion Controller to browse and manipulate radiological images on the screen.
Most other touchless navigation systems in development have relied on the Microsoft Kinect 3D camera (see flashbacks below). The Leap Motion Controller offers a small, defined space about the size of a laptop keyboard within which gestures can be used to zoom in and out, pan, and browse through the image library.
Here’s a quick demo video highlighting the capabilities of the new system:
Flashbacks: Microsoft’s Kinect Technology Utilized for Vascular Surgery; Microsoft Kinect Helps Doctors Browse Radiology Images During Surgery; New System for Hands-Free Control of Image Viewer During Surgery; Siemens Kinect Based Hands-Free Radiological Image Browser; Microsoft Kinect 3D Camera for Hands-Free Radiologic Image Browsing
Press release: Touchless Control of a Surgical Navigation System
(hat tip: Gizmodo)