Accession Number : ADA310996

Title :   Developing a New Medical Augmented Reality System.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA ROBOTICS INST

Personal Author(s) : Morgan, Frederick

PDF Url : ADA310996

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : Augmented reality is a technique for combining supplementary imagery such that it appears as part of the scene and can be used for guidance, training, and locational aids. In the medical domain, augmented reality can be used to combine medical imagery to the physician's view of a patient to help the physician establish a direct relation between the imagery and the patient. This project report will examine medical augmented reality systems for use in a surgical setting. Four areas will be examined: (1) applications for augmented reality system in medicine, (2) survey of basic technologies used or building augmented reality systems, (3) the development of a new augmented reality system, and (4) testing and alidating an augmented reality system for clinical use. The goal of this project report is to develop a new design of a edical augmented reality system; the design will draw upon a number of different technologies in an attempt to build a more practical and capable system.

Descriptors :   *AUGMENTATION, *COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY, *SURGICAL SUPPLIES, *MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING, ROBOTICS, CLINICAL MEDICINE, MEDICINE, SURVEYS, PATIENTS, MEDICAL SERVICES, COMPUTER AIDED DIAGNOSIS, PHYSICIANS, SURGERY, MEDICAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Cybernetics
      Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE