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SurgiTel introduced three new products this spring: the Odyssey Wireless LED, the loupe-mounted SurgiCam HD digital video camera, and a test model of the 3D Digital Video Head-Up Display (HUD) System that is still under development.

It took a few years and dozens of prototypes to develop the Odyssey Wireless LED Headlight because SurgiTel wanted to provide certain features and options. Their requirements included having the choice between through-the-lens and front-lens-mounted loupes; superior visual quality enabled by an achromatic beam, which produces a clear and even stream of light; and a neutral color option to optimize—and not interfere with—cosmetic work. Other features are reduced blue light (which is safer for users), micro and macro optics, touch-control functions with various brightness levels, and a battery life of 10 hours.

The SurgiCam HD loupe-mounted video camera, which SurgiTel introduced in 2006 (and was the first in the dental industry), now is available in a High-Definition model that allows clinicians to record even sharper images than ever.

Intriguingly, the 3D Digital Video HUD Microscope is still a work in progress, and clinicians are welcome to make suggestions to improve the product at this stage. This technology is being called a “head-up display” (HUD) magnification system. The goal is to offer a digital magnification system that provides 3D digital images in real time. The benefits of 3D digital video are said to be:

• Easier to align the microscope to the operating site.

• No need to fix your eyes to the microscope (so you are free to move about)

• Better ergonomics (you don’t have to stay in one position throughout treatment)

• The ability to use loupes and headlights simultaneously, with one magnification through the loupes and another through the HUD microscope, hands-free.

If you would like to have input in the development process, contact Dr. Jin Chang at jchang@surgitel.com. If your suggestions are applied to the final product, you are eligible for a special discount when the new system is released. How cool is that?! If only it was my area of expertise…!

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