Leica microsystems, a Germany-based world leader in medical equipment such as microscopes and lenses, together with Med X Change Inc., leading manufacturer of High Definition Medical Video Recording & Documentation Systems for surgical procedures, has recently released the latest in medical video recording and health informatics research, dubbed as Med X Change EvolutionHD 2D Medical Video Recorder, or EVO.
The high definition medical video recorder, which is a product of an innovative health informatics study, was presented by Leica Microsystems in Boston, MA, USA during the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery / American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators Symposium & Congress held in April 25-29, 2014.
This latest technology comes as an enhancement in selected Leica surgical microscopes. It is able to capture detailed images of medical procedures and record surgical procedures in a high definition 1080p output. It is integrated in the microscope and stands seamlessly so, that it is able to record the proceedings without any interruption of the respective procedure. The recorded content is readily available for data transfer to Apple iPad and iPhone mobile devices adding to several of its high end stat-of-the-art features.
Aside from the full 1080p HD video recording of the EVO which stores in .mp4 and .mov formats, the EvolutionHD™ also made room for secure file transfers and stress-free editing. The files recorded can easily be recognized by several computer operating systems including Microsoft® Windows® 7 and 8 as well as Mac® OS X®. The data may be transferred wirelessly or through USB even while recording into the iOS App (MedXStream™). The device also has an internal storage capacity of 750GB hard disk space allowing practitioners to record the media directly to the unit. A secure network location can also be utilized for data storage for the surgeons to be able to access the files in their offices and clinics.
Vice President of the Medical Division of Leica Microsystems North America and health informatics researcher Todd Martensen states that, with the advent of releasing a high-end new technology that is the EVO, Leica microsystems is able to be true to its word and commitment to deliver the latest and most advanced technology available to its consumers and in turn to their patients.
Health informatics expert Martensen further explains that the release of the EVO proves yet again the effectiveness of the ‘open architecture’ philosophy reinforced by Leica microsystems in their microscopes which allows for the seamless integration of the latest technological advancements in their devices.