An immersive reality company using augmented and virtual reality technology to enhance surgery, save lives, and avoid complications.

Edmonton, Alberta,


Working to eliminate surgical errors using diagnostic imaging combined with a high-tech, Immersive Reality system.

Chandra Devam and Scott Edgar

Health Innovation

We’re all as different on the inside and we are on the outside. The Immersive Reality technology overlays patient diagnostic imaging: MRI, CT, X-ray, or Ultrasound, over the patient during surgery. Through high-tech glasses, the surgeon can see a true map of where the individual organs are. It’s like x-ray vision – or a guided map of the patient’s anatomy – providing enhanced visibility and accuracy.

How they are changing the world

The surgical precision that is allowed by this technology will avoid unnecessary complications – and ultimately save lives. It will revolutionize how surgery is done, particularly in pediatrics, as there’s a big difference internally between a 6-month old baby and a 4-year old child.

Why Edmonton?

There is a thriving, growing health community in this city. We’re so well educated here, with a great hospital, talented physicians, and one of the best medical schools in the world. In addition, the Edmonton health community is extremely supportive of each other – we all win.

What does the future look like?

The idea is gaining traction and moving fast. From here, Aris MD are developing the prototype and seeking funding to grow the business and scale up. They are talking to larger, private hospitals to trial the product, as well as Alberta Health Services. One day Immersive Reality glasses could be a standard tool in surgery – just like a scalpel.

“If you have a great idea, go and innovate it. You’d be surprised how many conversations and opportunities grow.”

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