2009 8th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (2009)
Orlando, FL, USA
Oct. 19, 2009 to Oct. 22, 2009
Anabel Martin-Gonzalez , Computer Aided Medical Procedures, TUM, Germany
Sandro-Michael Heining , Trauma Surgery Department, LMU, Germany
Nassir Navab , Computer Aided Medical Procedures, TUM, Germany
This work presents the development of an augmented reality magnification system, termed virtual loupe, implemented in a head-mounted display for surgical applications. The system provides a magnified view with a novel control based on tracked sight orientation. The system was evaluated by measuring the completion time of a suturing task performed by surgeons. The magnifying approach implemented proved to be useful by providing global context of the operating field. The sight-based activation was widely accepted by surgeons as a useful functionality to control viewing modalities.
S. Heining, N. Navab and A. Martin-Gonzalez, "Head-mounted virtual loupe with sight-based activation for surgical applications," 2009 8th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality(ISMAR), Orlando, FL, USA, 2009, pp. 207-208.