Controlling Augmented Reality in the Operating Room: A Surgeon’s Perspective


It is only a matter of time before augmented reality becomes a critical and useful tool in the operating room.  Surgeons will eventually be able to use holographic displays like Microsoft’s Hololens or Google’s Magic Leap for localizing tumors, highlighting specific anatomy, as a way for instructors to help guide trainees, and for other uses that are being discussed or that have not yet been explored.  It’s clear that augmented reality enhanced surgery will be incredibly cool and useful, but we do not yet know the best way for surgeons to control these headsets when they are “scrubbed in.”


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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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