Zesty Guide To Augmented Reality In Healthcare

Lloyd Price | LinkedIn | May 2, 2014

To look inside the human body and fully understand how our complex systems function is an incredible feat. Medical imaging devices have made it easier than ever to present anatomy in different ways to help implement solutions clearly and effectively. With the help of technological innovation in this field, our biology has become more open and accessible. But these images can only take us so far. It’s up to us to cross-reference and apply them to what we can see in real life. Augmented Reality technology promises to take our approach to the next level.

So what is Augmented Reality?

Imagine viewing reality but with an overlay of extra data to better understand the world around you and make quicker, more informed decisions. To take furniture shopping as an example, imagine you want to buy a new desk online but you’re not sure how it will look in room. An augmented reality headset allows you to see the virtual desk sitting in the space you want it to go. Or you want to buy a new shirt so you use augmented reality to try it and check how it fits. In a medical environment, our real life view of a patient’s anatomy can be merged with images such as x rays to help us see the picture in one, without looking back at a screen...