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The 1st European Live Surgery Broadcast, an interactive videoconferencing session presenting otolaryngological surgery live, will take place on December 2nd 2015. The event is organised by the European Laryngological Society (ELS), the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery of Poznan University of Medical Sciences (PUMS) and Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC). The aim of the session is to demonstrate the newest surgical methods utilised by specialists from leading European laryngology clinics. Hospitals from Barcelona, Marseille, Genoa, Leiden, Essen, Luxembourg and Poznan will take an active part in the event.
The team of doctors from PUMS and the technical one from PSNC, which have cooperated in numerous telemedical undertakings, prepared this all-day educative session under the auspices of ELS. It is an event of unmatched prestige among the ones organised together by PUMS and PSNC. The clinics will interconnect through medVC (http://medvc.eu), a remote medical collaboration platform providing the possibility to perform multipoint audio-video communication in realtime. medVC allows to perform multistream high definition (HD) video transmissions using video from surgical cameras, microscopes, endoscopes and other medical imaging devices. Thanks to such a connection the surgeons from the clinics will stay in contact throughout the whole session and will be able to exchange remarks and pass on their knowledge. In order to augment the educational effect, the whole session will also be streamed live through the Internet in HD quality using the Interactive Scientific TV Platform PlatonTV (http://tv.pionier.net.pl/) operated by PSNC.
The live stream will be available HERE.
medVC is a cutting edge remote medical collaboration platform enabling realtime communication between operating rooms, conference rooms and doctors' offices. Apart from multistream HD video transmissions, medVC offers numerous tools facilitating remote collaboration of doctors like pausing the video stream, marking areas of the picture, saving snapshots of the image to a medical repository, and remote control of computers running medical software (e.g. DICOM browsers). medVC is compatible with stereoscopic video streams coming from surgical robots or 3D endoscopes that are just entering the market.
Developed by the Poznań-based company NETICTECH SA (http://www.netictech.com/), medVC is based on the results of research performed by PSNC within European projects. The core of the platform was built using the know-how and prototype implementations created during the HIPERMED project which was co-financed by the National Centre for Research and Development (http://www.ncbr.gov.pl/en/) within the EUREKA programme. The HIPERMED project's high market potential, confirmed by the „EUREKA Innovation Award” and „Celtic Excellence Award” prizes won by it in 2014, prompted PSNC to take action to commercialise the technology. NETICTECH SA took on the challenge of creating a commercial product and bringing it to the European and worldwide medical markets. Currently, medVC is undergoing deployment in hospitals in Poland and France.
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