Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality for Medical Applications… Please remember the human!

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Patient-Specific 3-D Augmented Reality Models for Surgical Training and Preoperative Planning

With advances in computing and software power, physicians can now create virtual 3-dimensional models of patient anatomy using data from 2-dimensional computed tomography imaging. With augmented reality, users can interact with each other and the model, even over long distances, for purposes of teaching or preprocedural decision-making. This video illustrates an example of the process; the 3-dimensional model has been loaded onto a HoloLens (Microsoft) augmented reality viewing device for inspection and manipulation. By performing an air tap gesture similar to a mouse click, the user can disassemble components of the 3-dimensional model to understand the anatomic relations between each. For more detail, see

6. Virtual and Mixed Reality for Medical Education

Virtual and mixed reality involve the use of computer technology to create simulated and hybrid environments. Popular for their gaming applications, virtual and mixed reality, with their futuristic affect, never fail to dazzle audiences. But VR/MR technology is much more than a game. Virtual and mixed reality systems have recently caught the eye of healthcare professionals eager to sharpen their skills. Now popular for medical education, VR/MR programs provide simulation training that serves to enhance traditional medical schooling. Education via simulation is a productive step toward the system’s most adept and confident healthcare providers.

VRTO 2017 – Mixed Reality & Medical Accuracy by Kevin Millar (INVIVO) – VR Toronto

MR in the Healthcare Industry: Challenges & Insights Review how Mixed Reality is being used in the health care industry today using real world examples. Reveal some unique challenges and insights presented in this complex industry where medical accuracy and legal requirements are paramount. Kevin Millar, President | INVIVO Kevin’s blend of creative and scientific leadership is a natural extension of his Masters of Biomedical Communications degree and his position on the Board of Governors of the Association of Medical Illustrators. In over 17 years at INVIVO, Kevin has overseen the development of hundreds of medical animations, patient videos, medical games and mobile applications that help our clients articulate their messages and meet their business needs. Learn more about the VRTO conference at

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