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Doctors at Sunnybrook hospital in Toronto, Canada have taken interactive gaming to the next level when they hooked up a Kinect console to their medical imaging computer. Now when in the operating room, doctors can have direct access to MRI scans, without having to disinfect, leave the operating room, consult the scans, and then scrub back in. This hack allows them to virtually manipulate the scans and retrieve the necessary information by pulling it up on screen with a wave of their hand. (via PSFK)

Update: Obviously, this isn’t an actual image of a real doctor actually doing this. Also, keep in mind, while this is cool, it is simply a matter of convenience and time. Now surgeons, in real time, while scrubbed in, can interact with an image while operating. That’s nice and convenient, not a game changer.

Hello, my name is “the future”. Nice to meet you. I’ll be sticking around indefinitely.

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