Best Poster Runner Up Award at IEEE ISMAR 2013

Thursday, 03 October 2013

We won the Best Poster Runner Up Award at the IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR) for the submission "Kinect for Interactive AR Anatomy Learning" as collaborators with the NARVIS lab from the Chair of Computer Aided Medical Procedures at Technical University of Munich. ISMAR is the premier conference in its field and took place in Adelaide, Australia.

Education of anatomy is a challenging but crucial element in educating medical professionals, but also for general education of pupils. Our research group has previously developed a prototype of an Augmented Reality (AR) magic mirror which allows intuitive visualization of realistic anatomical information on the user. However, the current overlay is imprecise as the magic mirror depends on the skeleton output from Kinect. These imprecisions affect the quality of education and learning. Hence, together with clinicians we have defined bone landmarks which users can touch easily on their body while standing in front of the sensor. We demonstrate that these landmarks allow the proper deformation of medical data within the magic mirror and onto the human body, resulting in a more precise augmentation.