ProjectDR's Augmented Reality is Hoping to Innovate the Surgical Field

 - Jan 31, 2018
References: newatlas & digitaltrends
ProjectDR's augmented reality tech is the latest medical innovation meant to aid surgeons and clinicians in seeing patients' internal anatomy. Developed by researchers at the University of Alberta, PorjectDR uses an augmented reality system to display medical images on the body of the patient. These medical images can include CT scans, ultrasounds, X-rays and MRI data. Not only will the AR projections be able to accurately display the patient's internals, but it will also be able to move and adapt to the patient's movements.

ProjectDR's augmented reality technology will play a pivotal role in future medical procedures. The ability to project images onto a patient's body can offer amazing information prior to surgery and can help immensely in the planning and performing of surgeries. The systems in ProjectDR's augmented reality work quite simply with a 3D-optical tracking system, a range sensor and a special laser scanning projector to display images without losing focus.

The true innovation in the system comes in the software, as a computer tracks, processes and renders augmented images using real-time algorithms.