Recently, Prof. Nassir Navab gave a talk at College de France about his research activities around Augmented Reality for medical applications at his chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures & Augmented Reality at TU Munich in Germany. The talk was hosted by Nicholas Ayache as part of his course „The Personalized Digital Patient: Images, Medicine and Informatics“.
Prof. Navab’s talk presents a quick overview of the development of Medical Augmented Reality since early 90s. He summarizes the efforts of his group in the last decade not only in improving depth perception and user interaction within augmented environments, but also in introducing such visualization techniques into real operating rooms. It further discusses the need for clinically relevant, patient and process specific imaging and visualization and presents his latest work on multi-modal robotic imaging and relevance based imaging and visualization.