Turkish Neurosurgery
Real-time Video-Streaming to Surgical Loupe Mounted Head-Up Display for Navigated Meningioma Resection
Roberto Diaz1, Jang Yoon2, Robert Chen3, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa2, Robert Wharen2, Ricardo Komotar4
1Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University, Neurosurgery, Montreal,
2Mayo Clinic Florida, Neurological Surgery, Jacksonville, FL,
3Emory University, School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA,
4University of Miami, Neurological Surgery, Miami, FL,
DOI: 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.20388-17.1

Aim:Wearable technology interfaces with normal human movement and function, thereby enabling more efficient and adaptable use.We developed a wearable display system for use with intra-operative neuronavigation for brain tumor surgery.Material and Methods:The Google glass head-up display system was adapted to surgical loupes with a video-streaming integrated hardware and software device for display of the Stealth S7 navigation screen. Phantom trials of surface ventriculostomy were performed. The device was utilized as an alternative display screen during cranial surgery.Results:Image-guided brain tumor resection was accomplished using Google Glass head-up display of Stealth S7 navigation images. Visual display consists of navigation video-streaming over a wireless network. The integrated system developed for video-streaming permits video data display to the operating surgeon without requiring movement of the head away from the operative field. Conclusion:Google Glass head-up display can be used for intra-operative neuronavigation in the setting of intracranial tumor resection.

Corresponding author : Roberto Diaz