New technology brings power of augmented reality into clinical practice.


New technology brings power of augmented reality into clinical practice.
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New technology brings power of augmented reality into clinical practice.

New technology brings power of augmented reality into clinical practice.

New technology developed by graduates of University of Alberta uses power of augmented reality into clinical practice.

What is augmented reality?

A technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user's view of the real world, thus enhancing one’s current perception of reality.

The system, called ProjectDR, allows medical images produced from CT scans and MRI to be displayed directly on a patient’s body.This will help clinicians to study human body without using surgical scalpel.According to Ian Watts developer of ProjectDR,“They wanted to create a system that would show clinicians a patient’s internal anatomy within the context of the body”.The ProjectDR technology includes a motion-tracking system using infrared cameras and markers on the patient’s body, as well as a projector to display the images.

In future, this technology can be useful for teaching purposes, laparoscopic surgery or even surgical planning.

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