Researchers develop new augmented reality app to assess spatial memory

With this application, researchers provide an easy way to train memory for people with Alzheimer’s disease. The tool could be also used to monitor patient illness evolution and to discover early element of spatial disorders for childs Researchers of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) and the University of Zaragoza have developed an augmented reality app to assess spatial memory. Among its uses, it could be utilised for people with Alzheimer’s disease, as a tool…

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A Hand‐Eye Calibration Method for Augmented Reality Applied to Computer‐Assisted Orthopedic Surgery

In this article authors present a new calibration method to increase the precision of the position for a Hololens. Using external system combined with embedded SLAM and a “hand‐eye” based approach, it could be possible to lowered uncertainty on Virtual/Real position close to 3 mm. Augmented reality (AR) allows the surgeon to represent holographic patient‐specific anatomical information and surgical instruments on the physical world. To correctly superimpose virtual and physical objects, a hand‐eye calibration method…

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Augmented reality for interventional oncology: proof-of-concept study of a novel high-end guidance system platform

In this article, a team from Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centre (Jerusalem) presents a AR tool to increase the precision of guidance in interventional oncology. With “Endosight” (system name) the team reports a accuracy of less than 5 mm to guide needle thought patient. Even if many things have to be improved (like the compensation of breath) it seems really encouraging. Augmented reality can assist with needle guidance with great target accuracy for interventional procedures…

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Augmedics’ augmented-reality surgical system shows promise

In this study about spine surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, the use of augmented reality system “xvision” allows a good increase of accuracy (from 94.6% to 96.7% of succeed). The main benefice is that surgeon can work without looking away from the patient. XVS essentially provides the surgeon with ‘X-ray vision’ &mash; enabling them to navigation through a patient’s skin and tissue. It’s intended for use in minimally-invasive or open spine surgeries, but has potential…

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An Augmented Reality Microscope for Cancer Detection

Google present a great combination between Machine Learning and augmented reality to help pathologists to identify cancers. The presented device is “only” a lightly modified light microscope with real-time analyzing computer. The result is directly displayed in the pathologist field of view. Applications of deep learning to medical disciplines including ophthalmology, dermatology, radiology, and pathology have recently shown great promise to increase both the accuracy and availability of high-quality healthcare to patients around the world.…

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Expect augmented reality to come up big for pharma marketers

Today augmented reality could be use for many thing in healthcare : to educate professionals, to share with customers or to help them to visualize new concepts. As Arno Sosna (Veeva Systems) say in this article, it’s only the beginning ! “We see augmented reality as another content format,” Sosna said. “There’s an opportunity to go one step beyond current interactivity in some cases. One area where AR helps is creating empathy. When dealing with conditions around the eyes,…

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Mixed Reality in Healthcare by The Medical Futurist

What if medical students could project bear-sized holographic brains in their dorm rooms when studying for an anatomy exam? What if surgeons could use those holograms to prepare for complex surgeries or even support the operations themselves? HoloLens appears to be the platform for the medical application of mixed reality, so I was curious how […] Source: Mixed Reality in Healthcare – The HoloLens Review – The Medical Futurist  

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