Perceptual Visualization for Surgical Guidance in Orthopedics using Augmented Reality


In-situ visualization of anatomical content using augmented reality (AR) has proven to be challenging. Perceptual issues, such as inconsistent occlusion when using AR head-mounted displays, frequently lead to perceiving the virtual content floating on top of the real objects. Visualization techniques such as “Focus and Context” enable the visualization of virtual content placed inside real objects. This project aims to enable visual guidance during the performance of orthopedic surgical procedures using AR head-mounted displays.



An initial implementation of the visualization techniques has been designed and is ready to be implemented. Future steps include the integration and validation of the visualization techniques under controlled scenarios and surgical environments.