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.


Overview

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

ARTEMIS is the result of a collaboration between the HXI Lab and the ARC Lab at UC San Diego, the Contextual Roboticsd Institute, and San Diego’s Naval Medical Center.

This project has been funded by the Naval Medical Center San Diego.


Publications

Nadir Weibel
Nadir Weibel
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
Danilo Gasques
Danilo Gasques
Ph.D. Candidate

My research focus is on improving remote and co-located surgical mentoring and training as well as creating intefaces for surgical guidance through eXtended Reality technology.

Tommy Sharkey
Tommy Sharkey
Ph.D. Student
Janet Johnson
Janet Johnson
Ph.D. Candidate