Category Archives: Augmented reality

Ecapture Unveils EyesMap, Tablet Built for 3D Scanning

Ecapture, a company based in Mérida Spain, today unveiled their own tablet with extensive 3D scanning and measurement capabilities, called the EyesMap. Unlike the typical tablet you and I are used to, this device is made primarily as a measuring and 3D scanning too.

EyesMap, a new tablet dedicated to 3D scanning


 

Ecapture Unveils EyesMap, Tablet Built for 3D Scanning – 3DPrint.com.

Morphing Haptic Table

futurist-foresight:

The possibilities for this morphing tactile display are endless! This may just be the haptic tech of the future.

futurescope:

Well, what can I say… The Future is here. This is one of the most amazing artifacts from the future I’ve seen in a long time.

Think about the potential and what you can do with it when they increase the resolution and the strength of the blocks (carbon composites, graphene… whatever).

[made by MIT Professor Hiroshi Ishii and his students] [via Kevin Kelly]

Augmented Reality App Assists Tumor Removal

mevis3_AR_surgeryfuturetechreport:

AR in the ER

recipeforawesome:

(via Augmented Reality App Guides Surgeons During Tumor Removal – PSFK)

Tablets and smartphones have recently found a wide range of uses in the healthcare industry, from building image databases for doctors to helping patients better understand their surgical procedures. Taking these mobile technologies one step further, we look at an application that takes augmented reality into the operating room to assist doctors with complex procedures. Imagine if at the touch of a button, your surgeon could map your internal organs and pinpoint the correct blood vessel or location of a tumor, rather than having to rely on memory or constantly refer to images and charts.

A new iPad app from the Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Image Computing MEVIS in Germany is using augmented reality technology to help surgeons remove liver tumors without damaging critical vessels within the organ. Before the surgery takes place, a CT scan is performed on the patient, allowing an accompanying software to identify and image the pathways of blood vessels. This information is then transferred to an iPad, which can be used during the surgery.

Augmented reality, AR, Fraunhofer Institute