Help Lightning

Remote expertise through the power of merged reality

Access to this ground-breaking technology is included at no cost with an InterSurgeon clinician membership. Help Lightning allows experienced surgeons to guide and interactively assist others during operations in real-time, anywhere in the world.

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What are the benefits of Help Lightning for surgeons?

In light of the pandemic, and for the foreseeable future, the conventional ways of establishing collaborative partnerships through physical visits are not going to be possible. However, because Help Lightning allows surgeons to collaborate remotely, partnerships can still develop – and more easily than ever before. Help Lightning can be used as a tool for education, mentorship and instruction – as well as for intraoperative case management. It allows both surgical planning and real-time intraoperative advice.

How does it work?

Watch this video to learn how Help Lightning works. This shows use cases in other industries – it’s every bit as useful with surgical applications and can also be used hands-free. All you need to use Help Lightning is your smartphone and an internet connection, though it can also be used with tablets, desktop computers and smart surgical glasses.

Download a beginner’s guide to Help Lightning here: Help Lightning Basic Training

Virtual help in real-time

Help Lightning uses Merged Reality to blend two real-time video streams – e.g. that of a remote surgical expert and another surgeon that needs help – into a collaborative environment. This Merged Reality allows the expert to virtually reach out and direct real surgical procedures or training.

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Use your existing devices

Help Lightning runs on your existing mobile devices (iOS, Android) or a web-browser on laptop and desktop computers.

Surgeons can now provide remote assistance as though they’re working side-by-side. They can telestrate, freeze images, use hand gestures, and even add real objects into the merged reality environment.

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Be there instantly

Help Lightning is easy, fast and intuitive.

Once you’re in a merged reality call with a colleague or customer, simply tap the mode to change how you interact. Choose whether you’re giving or receiving help, and start collaborating in seconds. Help Lightning’s unique Merged Reality can add missing visual cues, gestures, and non-verbal communication methods to any session.

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Using Help Lightning with smart surgical glasses

Take Help Lightning to the next level by pairing it with smart glasses. This innovation allows the wearer to benefit from the assistance of AI or a third-party while performing surgery. When used in conjunction with Help Lightning, smart glasses mean that another surgeon can see exactly what you are seeing and what you’re doing – and also have their hands superimposed over your field of view.

There are a number of models available from different manufacturers including VUZIX, Zebra, and RealWear.

The Advantage of Remote Expertise

Studies show that adding gestures and nonverbal clues substantially improves the speed of understanding. Furthermore, nonverbal cues are 430% more effective than verbal cues and nonverbal cues make Help Lightning’s combination of verbal and nonverbal communication up to 10 times more effective.

Sources: Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, British Journal of Clinical Psychology

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Prajjwol Luitel

Prajjwol Luitel

Student

Institute Of Medicine (IOM), Maharajgunj Medical Campus (MMC), Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal , Kathmandu, Nepal

User

Location information

Medical school information

Institute Of Medicine (IOM), Maharajgunj Medical Campus (MMC), Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal Kathmandu Kathmandu Kathmandu 44600 Nepal

Medical school website

https://mmciom.edu.np/

Description

As an intern with MBBS degree from the Institute Of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, I bring a diverse skill set and a commitment to global surgical advancement. My experiences include a Fellowship in The Global Surgery Foundation, active participation in health camps across rural Nepal, and leadership roles in medical associations. Serving as President of KMC Alumni Health Sector underscores my dedication to collaborative healthcare efforts. Joining InterSurgeon, I aim to contribute my insights, engage with global surgical challenges, and foster connections to collectively enhance surgical care worldwide.

Member information

Name

Prajjwol Luitel

Specialty

Student

Areas of interest

  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • General surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Plastic, reconstructive & burns surgery
  • Urology

Social profiles

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Nepali
  • Hindi

Assistance and experience

Has provided assistance to hospitals in these countries

  • Nepal

In my professional journey, I have gained valuable partnership experience through my extensive work as an intern doctor, where I rotated through all the departments, acquiring a comprehensive understanding of healthcare systems. Specifically, in Nepal, my engagement extended beyond hospital walls. I actively participated in and coordinated health camps in rural areas.

During these health camps, I collaborated with local healthcare professionals, community leaders, and volunteers to provide medical services to underserved populations. This experience not only honed my clinical skills but also enhanced my ability to forge partnerships with diverse stakeholders. By working closely with local communities, I learned to navigate unique challenges and adapt healthcare strategies to meet the specific needs of each region.

These experiences have instilled in me the importance of collaborative efforts in healthcare. I believe that establishing strong partnerships is key to addressing the complex healthcare issues faced by diverse communities. As I look forward to expanding my impact globally, I am eager to apply the lessons learned from my partnership experiences in Nepal to contribute effectively in similar initiatives across different countries.

Has completed a course relating to global health ethics

Fellowship at The Global Surgery Foundation (GSF) Academic Elective Rotation

Has one or more degrees

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

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