Proximie – Surgical Pokémon Go

Virtually “scrub-in” to any surgical theatre in the world with Proximie!

1.What is it?

An Augmented Reality (AR) platform connecting surgeons and students internationally to teach and guide peers virtually in real- time.

NHS N3 approved SAAS system in the UK

2. Why is it important?

WHO studies show a global misdistribution of surgeons worldwide, with our more economically developed countries housing the highest density of surgeons, anaesthesiologists and obstetricians. 

Proximie allows peer: peer collaborations between surgeons from remote locations so we can:

  • educate healthcare teams in rural hospitals and tertiary specialist centres worldwide
  • reduce the cost of training and travel 
  • provide better care in conflict areas 

3. How does it work?

  1. Install Proximie on a device with a camera 
  2. Sign in to the cloud based SAAS system 
  3. Interact with another Proximie user 

The platform is also being installed in medical imaging systems to combine the AR view for a better user interface. 

There is also a library of secure video content which can be used for education and review. 

Screen Shot 2018-10-09 at 22.28.53.png

4. The future

Proximie aims to address the global issue of the shortage of surgeons using augmented reality to upskill peers from remote locations, with high efficiency and accuracy as this platform allows life like interaction between users.

We may see more integration with products such as the Hololens, Google Glass and ODG smart glasses on the market.

5. Who is involved?

Founders: Nadine Hachach- Haram, Tariq El- Titi, Talal Ali Ahmed 


Royal Free London NHS

Smile Train 

American University of Beirut Medical Centre


Holmer H, Lantz A, Kunjumen T, Finlayson S, Hoyler M, Siyam A et al. Global distribution of surgeons, anaesthesiologists, and obstetricians. The Lancet Global Health. 2015;3:S9-S11.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.