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Application of augmented reality to visualizing anatomical airways
Author(s): Larry Davis; Felix G Hamza-Lup; Jason Daly; Yonggang Ha; Seth Frolich; Catherine Meyer; Glenn Martin; Jack Norfleet; Kuo-Chi Lin; Celina Imielinska; Jannick P. Rolland
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Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 August 2002
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4711, Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays VII, (5 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.478890
Show Author Affiliations
Larry Davis, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Felix G Hamza-Lup, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Jason Daly, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Yonggang Ha, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Seth Frolich, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Catherine Meyer, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Glenn Martin, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Jack Norfleet, U.S. Army Simulation, Training, & Instrumentation Command (United States)
Kuo-Chi Lin, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Celina Imielinska, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Jannick P. Rolland, Univ. of Central Florida and CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4711:
Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays VII
Clarence E. Rash; Colin E. Reese, Editor(s)

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