Augmented reality neurosurgery. It is an all-known fact that neurosurgery is a sensitive matter, and the margin of error should be at the minimum, or best, eliminated. With the recent advancement of technology, an augmented reality has been made available to help neurosurgeons plan and plot the procedures needed for the patient.
A team from Microsoft Research Cambridge built an augmented reality system to help neurosurgeons visualize their patients’ brain scans via 3D technology. With the help of little duct tape, a touch screen tablet, and their new Kinect API, this augmented reality system was made possible. The 3D model was supplied by Kinect Fusion, and the developers hope that this could fuel medical innovations