Medical Augmented-Reality Visualizer for Surgical Training and Education in Medicine

Radosław Gierwiało , Marcin Rafał Witkowski , Maciej Kosieradzki , Wojciech Lisik , Łukasz Groszkowski , Robert Sitnik


This paper presents a projection-based augmented-reality system (MARVIS) that supports the visualization of internal structures on the surface of a liver phantom. MARVIS is endowed with three key features: tracking of spatial relationship between the phantom and the operator’s head in real time, monoscopic projection of internal liver structures onto the phantom surface for 3D perception without additional head-mounted devices, and phantom internal electronic circuit to assess the accuracy of a syringe guidance system. An initial validation was carried out by 25 medical students (12 males and 13 females; mean age, 23.12 years; SD, 1.27 years) and 3 male surgeons (mean age, 43.66 years; SD, 7.57 years). The validation results show that the ratio of failed syringe insertions was reduced from 50% to 30% by adopting the MARVIS projection. The proposed system suitably enhances a surgeon’s spatial perception of a phantom internal structure.
Author Radosław Gierwiało (FM / IMPh)
Radosław Gierwiało,,
- The Institute of Micromechanics and Photonics
, Marcin Rafał Witkowski (FM / IMPh)
Marcin Rafał Witkowski,,
- The Institute of Micromechanics and Photonics
, Maciej Kosieradzki - Medical University of Warsaw (WUM)
Maciej Kosieradzki,,
, Wojciech Lisik - Medical University of Warsaw (WUM)
Wojciech Lisik,,
, Łukasz Groszkowski (FM / IMBE)
Łukasz Groszkowski,,
- The Institute of Metrology and Biomedical Engineering
, Robert Sitnik (FM / IMPh)
Robert Sitnik,,
- The Institute of Micromechanics and Photonics
Journal seriesApplied Sciences-Basel, ISSN 2076-3417, (A 25 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets1
Article number2732
Keywords in Englishprojection-based augmented reality, liver phantom, tracking, motion parallax, glasses-free visualization
ASJC Classification1507 Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes; 1706 Computer Science Applications; 1508 Process Chemistry and Technology; 2200 General Engineering; 3105 Instrumentation; 2500 General Materials Science
project[2014/13/B/ST7/01704] Badania możliwości wizualizacji struktur wewnętrznych wątroby w trakcie zabiegu chirurgicznego w technologii wzbogaconej rzeczywistości. . Project leader: Sitnik Robert, , Phone: +48 22234-8283, application date 13-06-2014, start date 01-01-2015, planned end date 30-04-2018, Implemented
WM Projects financed by NSC [Projekty finansowane przez NCN]
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)25
ScoreMinisterial score = 25.0, 09-07-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 0.801; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 1.689 (2) - 2017=1.855 (5)
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