Impressions of ISMAR 2014

In the upcoming weeks, I will report on the medical touches of ISMAR 2014 in Munich. Meanwhile, I would like to provide you with some impressions of the most important international Augmented Reality conference.

It has been announced that ISMAR 2015 will take place in Fukuoka, Japan.

Medical Topics at ISMAR 2014 in Munich

In a couple of days the Augmented Reality conference ISMAR 2014 will open its doors in my beautiful hometown Munich. The committee summarizes the objectives of this exciting international conference as follows:

“Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) melt the barriers between virtual media, the physical world and our imagination by enriching our ability to interact with all three. New applications in diverse areas such as Engineering, Entertainment, Arts, Education Media and Humanities push the boundaries of science and technology. As the premier conference in the field, ISMAR is responding to this evolution by expanding the program scope.”

Next to the founder member of the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR) Prof. Gudrun Klinker, Prof. Nassir Navab will be part of the General Chair. Prof. Nassir Navab has a long research history in Augmented Reality to be applied in the clinical field and will definitively give ISMAR 2014 a medical flavor.

Medical highlights will be the keynote talk of Terry Peters about The Role of Augmented Reality Displays for Guiding Intra-cardiac Interventions and the full day tutorial A ‘Look Into’ Medical Augmented Reality with keynote talks of Prof. Henry Fuchs, Prof. Nassir Navab, Dr. Bernhard Kainz, Prof. Roy Eagleson and two clinical keynote talks of Dr. med. Simon Weidert and Dr. med Sandrine de Ribaupierre.

For the main conference a medical session has been scheduled with the following three talks on technical aspects and applications of Augmented Reality in the medical field.

  • Single View Augmentation of 3D Elastic Objects
    Nazim Haouchine, Jeremie Dequidt, Marie-Odile Berger, Stephane Cotin
  • Computer-Assisted Laparoscopic Myomectomy by Augmenting the Uterus with Pre-operative MRI Data
    Toby Collins, Daniel Pizarro, Adrien Bartoli, Nicolas Bourdel
  • Improved Interventional X-ray Appearance
    Xiang Wang, Christian Schulte zu Berge, Stefanie Demirci, Pascal Fallavollita, Nassir Navab


Medical Augmented Reality Blog became media sponsor of ISMAR 2014.

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InsideAR 2014 in Munich

The InsideAR events, powered by Metaio, certainly belong to the most important and biggest Augmented Reality conferences worldwide. This year, next to the conference in Munich, Germany, the 2nd edition in Japan as well as the 1st edition in China will welcome Augmented Reality enthusiasts to share insights, play with the newest technologies and applications and meet the most interesting people of our field. InsideAR 2014 in Munich expects 1000 attendees to join presentations of an exclusive selection of opinion leaders.


A highlight will certainly be the talk of Ronald Azuma, one of the most referenced researchers in our field, who will speak about Augmented Reality Storytelling: Leviathan and Beyond.” Beside 10 Seminars and Workshops another edition of the exiting demo area will complete the program.

According to the committee, “Wearable eyewear and other technologies will be the focus of the conference this year, including the latest 3D optics and Augmented Reality applications.”

Medical Augmented Reality Blog became media sponsor of InsideAR 2014. We are happy to share 5 free entrance tickets for the event in Munich. Just answer the questions of our little quiz shown at our right sidebar. You’ll find related answers in the articles of this blog.

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Christoph Bichlmeier

Enthusiast of Augmented Reality for Medical Applications.

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