Image Projection onto Patients (IPoP)

The Image Projection onto Patients (IPoP) system uses augmented reality to provide intuitive access to patient data such as anatomy or other assistive information (e.g. needle trajectory) during an intervention, or for use in anatomy education. The clinician/instructor does not wear cumbersome head equipment or need to move away from the patient to look at monitors. This HEIF funded project is initially focused on spinal navigation and neurosurgery applications, with the overall design is based on a user requirements gathering exercise with subject matter experts. Other specialty area will be catered for in future phases of the system development, The proposed tool will use medical scan data and/or 3D models derived from this data to provide an online map of the underlying anatomy for any individual patient. Real-time guidance and anatomical information will be provided by IPoP and updated as the procedure progresses.

The data projector is used to project registered anatomy data onto the subject
Figure 1: The data projector is used to project registered anatomy data onto the subject's back. [JPG]

The video shows that the projected data is translated and scaled as the subject moves around:

Related Publications

  1. Edwards, M. R., Pop, S. R., John, N. W., Ritsos, P. D., & Avis, N. J. (2016). Real-Time Guidance and Anatomical Information by Image Projection onto Patients. In Proceedings of Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing in Biology and Medicine (VCBM). The Eurographics Association. [bib]