Augmented Reality The Future of Medicine

A recent article on discusses various applications and uses of Augmented Reality in healthcare and medical education.  Medicine and healthcare is one key industry benefitting from the use of Augmented Reality.

Augmented Reality can change brain surgery thanks to powerful diagnostic platforms, revolutionize radiology, and open new doors to reconstructive surgery.

The article starts by talking over the history of AR and VR before noting specific areas in medicine and healthcare where the technology is being used:

Providing augmented information for the physician and the surgeon during interventional procedures such as Computerized Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) visualization paths.

AR is used in education for students and teachers. The main applications in medical education include representation of mechanisms in space and time dimensions in physiology, or 4D; and 3D visualizations of difficult structures in anatomy.

The article goes on to discuss augmentation of surgeon’s skills.  Magic Leap and Brainlab’s partnership are working on surgical procedures.  Another application is project DR, the capacity to present segmented images to see through tissues and connect blood vessels.

The article includes links to a number of videos where AR in healthcare is explored.

Read the original article in full here.


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