5 August 2002 Application of augmented reality to visualizing anatomical airways
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Visualizing information in three dimensions provides an increased understanding of the data presented. Furthermore, the ability to manipulate or interact with data visualized in three dimensions is superior. Within the medical community, augmented reality is being used for interactive, three-dimensional (3D) visualization. This type of visualization, which enhances the real world with computer generated information, requires a display device, a computer to generate the 3D data, and a system to track the user. In addition to these requirements, however, the hardware must be properly integrated to insure correct visualization. To this end, we present components of an integrated augmented reality system consisting of a novel head-mounted projective display, a Linux-based PC, and a commercially available optical tracking system. We demonstrate the system with the visualization of anatomical airways superimposed on a human patient simulator.
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Larry Davis, Felix G Hamza-Lup, Jason Daly, Yonggang Ha, Seth Frolich, Catherine Meyer, Glenn Martin, Jack Norfleet, Kuo-Chi Lin, Celina Imielinska, and Jannick P. Rolland "Application of augmented reality to visualizing anatomical airways", Proc. SPIE 4711, Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays VII, (5 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.478890; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.478890


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