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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Dr. Ramakant H. Bembde

Dr. Ramakant H. Bembde

Plastic, Reconstructive & Burns Surgeon

Bembde Hospital , Aurangabad, India


Location information

Hospital address

Bembde Hospital Bembde Hospital Beed Bypass Road Satara Parisar Aurangabad Maharashtra 431005 India

Hospital type


Hospital description

Third-Level Hospital (Referral)


I am Dr.Ramakant Bembde , a board certified plastic surgeon with passion to treat burns patients. We own a 35 bed exclusive private plastic surgery & burns hospital with 15 beds reserved specially for burns patients named as Bembde Hospital . We are one of the most busy private burns centre in India, treating 1000 burns patients with 225 major burns admissions every year since 2003.
We routinely do early excision of burns wounds with immediate grafting for indicated case.
We have a team of 70 professionals helping the burns patient including plastic surgeon, general surgeon, intensivist, paediatricians , chest physician, cardiologist, physiotherapist, Diatician , nursing staff , operation room staff , house keeping persons , etc.
we have facilities for Meek Micrografting since 2007 for large surface area burns. We also have pediatric burns unit with advanced equipments for intensive care.
We also do free plastic surgeries for post burn contractures along with team of female plastic surgeons coming from Europe under RWI Reconstructing Women International Mission NGO since 2013. We have done free surgeries for more than 125 patients with deformities due to domestic violence & accidents in girls & women.
Also we take initiative in awareness about burns prevention, fire cracker burns prevention, pediatric scales prevention programs on social media & in social gatherings since 1999 with good impact.
Bembde Hospital also has other departments of plastic surgery including Microvascular surgery, hand surgery, vitiligo clinic, diabetic foot clinic, cleft clinic with SmileTrain project , reconstructive surgery, cosmetic surgery, etc.
we do free cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries under Smile Train Project since 2007.
We are also training national & international trainees for Burns & plastics surgery since 2011 from
Various countries such as Saudi Arabia, Jordon, United Kingdom, etc.

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Ramakant Bembde

Member type

Individual independent practitioner


Plastic, Reconstructive & Burns Surgeon


  • Burns
  • Acute burns care
  • Post burns reconstruction

Languages spoken

  • English

Professional affiliations / memberships

  • International Society of Burn Injuries (ISBI)

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Conditions treated

  • Cleft lip and Palate
  • Surgical treatment for complications in cleft palate surgery
  • Facial fractures
  • Rhinoplasty and Nasal Reconstruction
  • Head and Neck Reconstruction (neoplasia and traumatic)
  • Excision of Soft tissue Tumors and Skin neoplasia
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Soft tissue Reconstruction (neoplasia and trauma)
  • Lower extremity Flap reconstruction and salvage
  • Abdominal Reconstruction
  • Liposuction/Fat grafting
  • Peripheral Nerve reconstruction
  • Acute burn care and skin grafting
  • Release of chronic Burn contractures and reconstruction
  • Hand reconstruction (soft tissue and bone)
  • Dupuytrens contracture
  • Congenital hand surgery (syndactaly, polydactaly, cleft hand, duplicated thumb)
  • Peripheral nerve decompression (carpal and cubital tunnel)

Equipment used

  • Microscope and micro instruments
  • Facial fracture tray 
  • Hall Drill /K wire driver
  • Hand Fracture tray
  • General Hand Tray
  • Dermatome and mesher
  • Craniofacial Tray (Dingman retractor)
  • Headlight
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