Visual biomedical data has become a key feature for diagnostic, therapeutic and education purposes in modern medicine. State-of-the-art computer vision systems process and analyse this data to extract valuable information and to provide appropriate visualisation strategies. In this context, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) devices have become particularly important since they offer immersive data representations and advanced interaction metaphors. Such techniques are well known for entertainment and gaming applications as well as industrial construction planning. Its applicability for daily clinical practice and biomedical image understanding is however yet in its infancy. Therefore, we aim to study and implement innovative VR and AR strategies for novel biomedical computer vision applications. This interdisciplinary research requires a close collaboration between medical and computer sciences in order to unleash the tremendous potential of VR and AR systems for clinical purposes.
DIE WIRTSCHAFT Münster & Münsterland, 10/26/2020
Our medical training research project is featured in DIE WIRTSCHAFT Münster & Münsterland. In this project we are investigating the usage of virtual and augmented reality (VR & AR) in combination with advanced user interaction metaphors and machine learning to derive novel interactive teaching strategies. The article can be found online here.