ARTEMIS: Augmented Reality Technology-Enabled reMote Integrated Surgery
Artistic rendering of ARTEMIS and its features. Left: a Novice Surgeon in Augmented Reality receiving help from a remote expert. Right: a Remote Expert Surgeon in VR interacting with a 3D point-cloud of the patient, and engaging with the novice on a surgical procedure.
Specialized surgeries are often needed in places where there is no access to surgeons, and timely access to telemedicine helps novice surgeons save lives.
While modern telesurgery is limited to just audio/video, ARTEMIS enables skilled surgeons and novices to share the same virtual space.
In ARTEMIS, expert surgeons in remote sites use Virtual Reality to access a 3D reconstruction of a patient’s body, and instruct novice surgeons on complex procedures as if they were together in the operating room. Novice surgeons in the field can focus on saving the patient’s live while being guided through an intuitive Augmented Reality interface.
More Info here: http://artemis.surgery
Funding and External Collaborations
This project has been funded by the Naval Medical Center San Diego.