Augmented Reality Allows Specialists to Provide Care in Remote Locations

A team for Purdue University recently presents a system to help health care workers “in the field”. With this teleoperation tool presented at the 2018 Military Health System Research Symposium, experienced surgeons could be virtually anywhere to give advice to local operator.

“In this sense, people wearing our AR telementoring device would be able to receive extra information as they operate, in addition to maintaining all the visual and motor capabilities they would normally have,” Edward Rojas Muñoz, a doctoral student in industrial engineering at Purdue, told Healthcare Analytics News™.The system was built to rely on various strengths of internet access, using the WebRTC protocol, which Muñoz said is similar to the framework used by Skype.

Source: Purdue develops ‘augmented reality’ tools to help health care workers save lives in war zones, natural disasters, rural areas

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