Recently, I have installed the medicalAR Mirror (one of my side projects, see also medicalar.com), equipped with the App Thorax Viewer at the Anatomical Museum of the University of Basel, Switzerland. With the help of hand gestures, the installation allows visitors of the museeum to interactively visualize the anatomy of the upper body including muscles, skeleton and major organs.
The Augmented Reality Software „medicalAR Mirror“ generates a digital mirror image of the user simulating the view into the own body onto the anatomy. It allows to intuitively and interactively transfer knowledge about the topology of organs, the stabilizing function of muscles and skeleton and much more.
Future applications of the „medicalAR Mirror“ address the communication among physicians and patients in the doctor’s offices. The personalized and intuitive presentation of complex medical information is supposed to support joint decision making on the most appropriate therapy as well as positively changing individual lifestyles and avoiding unhealthy habits and behaviors such as smoking.
The software is able to augment the view into the body with various types of data. At the moment, this includes generic 3D datasets of a standard anatomy as well as patient specific data acquired from medical imaging modalities such as CT or MRI.
I would like to direct your attention to a very interesting google+ hangout session organized by Christine Pereyand hosted by IEEE. This online discussion having the title “Augmented Reality and the Human Body” took place on January 22, 2015. Terry Peters, professor in the Departments of Medical Imaging and Medical Biophysics at Western University London, Canada (see also an earlier interview on this blog), Nassir Navab running the chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures and Augmented Reality (CAMP) at TU Munich, Germany and Soulaiman Itani founder and CTO of Atheer Labs shared their experiences and visions about how to apply augmented reality in medicine.
I would like to invite you fill out the following survey that is supposed to access trends and opinions about Augmented Reality to be applied in the medical field. Results are going to be published on this blog.
Everyone participating before end of April 2015 (30st of April, 23:59) will get the chance to reveice one of three free tickets for the InsideAR conference in San Francisco.
UPDATE 1: Thanks for participating! Winners have been informed!
UPDATE 2: Obviously Metaio got bought by Apple. Most probably for that reason they cancelled InsideAR in San Francisco. Unfortunately, I don’t have further information yet. Sorry to my readers to have raised false expectations when taking part at this survey!
Survey Medical Augmented Reality 2015
Medical Augmented Reality Blog once again has the pleasure to be a media partner of the conference InsideAR taking place this time in San Francisco, USA (May 20-21). InsideAR is a conference hosted and organized by the German company Metaio. It has become a quite large and powerful meeting of the Augmented Reality society, in particular for partners of Metaio and Metaio products. The conference program includes an impressive speaker list as well as a pretty eye catching demo area and hands-on workshop sessions.
Speakers are coming from different application industries, hardware providers and research institutes
- Moritz von Grotthuss - Gestigon
- Carl Byers – Ngrain
- Farhad Patel – Huawei
- Parham Aarabi – Modiface
- Adam Newman – AUGTHAT
- Johnny Lee – Project Tango at Google
- Corey King – Zenfri Inc.
- Carl Callewaert – the Director of Evangelism for Unity
- Dr. Garry Hare – Director of Fielding Graduate University’s Media Psychology Graduate Program and on the Media Psychology doctoral faculty
- Wil McReynolds – CEO Augmented Marketing
- Christine Perey – Perey Consulting
Medical Augmented Reality Blog will start a small survey soon, to access trends and opinions about medical AR topics soon. Results are going to be published on this blog. Every participant will have the chance to get one free ticket to the InsideAR conference. Will keep you informed!