IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering

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Tissue Structure Updating for In Situ Augmented Reality Navigation using Calibrated Ultrasound and Two-level Surface Warping
In minimally invasive surgery, in situ augmented reality (AR) navigation systems are usually implemented using a glasses-free 3D display to represent the preoperative tissue structure. However, due to changes in intraoperative tissue, the preoperative tissue structure is not able to exactly correspond to reality. To solve this problem, we propose a method to update the tissue structure for in situ AR navigation in such way to reflect changes in intraoperative tissue. Experiments confirm that the novel AR navigation system based on updating the tissue structure will open up a better approach to provide accurate 3D see-through guidance... Read more
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Simultaneous Optimization of Patient–Image Registration and Hand–Eye Calibration for Accurate Augmented Reality in Surgery
For augmented reality (AR)-guided endoscopic surgery, patient–image registration and hand–eye calibration are essential steps and they have been separately performed so far with accumulating errors. In the proposed method, the two separate steps are integrated in a single step with minimized errors under the on-site AR condition. The AR superimposing accuracy can increase due to the reduced computational complexity of transformation processes and the compensated tracking errors of the position sensor…... Read more
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Performance Evaluation of Mixed Reality Display for Guidance During Transcatheter Cardiac Mapping and Ablation
Cardiac electrophysiology procedures present the physician with a wealth of 3D information, typically presented on fixed 2D monitors. New developments in wearable mixed reality displays offer the potential to simplify and enhance 3D visualization while providing hands-free, dynamic control of... Read more
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Monitoring Wound Healing with Contactless Measurements and Augmented Reality
This work presents a device for non-invasive wound parameters assessment, designed to overcome the drawbacks of traditional methods, which are mostly rough, inaccurate, and painful for the patient. The device estimates the morphological parameters of the wound and provides augmented... Read more
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Perceptual Limits of Optical See-Through Visors for Augmented Reality Guidance of Manual Tasks
The current generation of consumer-level Optical-See Trough (OST) Head-Mounted Displays (HMDs) is not specifically designed for the peripersonal space. Indeed it generally renders the virtual content on a fixed focal plane located at a distance of 2 meters or more... Read more
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Effects of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality on Induced Anxiety
     To explore the effects of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) in the treatment of claustrophobia, the potential effects of VR and AR on induced anxiety were investigated in this paper. During the experiment, 34 subjects were randomly selected... Read more
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Wearable Improved Vision System for Color Vision Deficiency Correction
Color vision deficiency (CVD) is an extremely frequent vision impairment that compromises the ability to recognize colors. In order to improve color vision in a subject with CVD, we designed and developed a wearable improved vision system based on an... Read more
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Training for Planning Tumour Resection: Augmented Reality and Human Factors
Kamyar Abhari, John S.H. Baxter, Elvis C.S. Chen, Ali R. Khan, Terry M. Peters, Sandrine de Ribaupierre, and Roy Eagleson, Robarts Research Institute, Imaging Laboratory, London, ON, Canada, Volume: 62, Issue: 6, Page(s): 1466 – 1477 Our paper describes the design and... Read more