HoloMed: Mixed reality anatomical motion capture for healthcare
Artanim is a non-profit foundation dedicated to the development and promotion of motion capture. Their technology allows recording the movements of a real actor in order to apply them to a virtual character. The motion caption can be used in numerous projects and industries such as mixed reality or augmented reality in healthcare.
Augmented and mixed reality in healthcare
Artanim’s research and development process includes studying and understanding human motion. These are essential for many healthcare research areas. Since the possibilities of mixed reality in healthcare offered by motion capture have not been fully explored yet, one of Artanim’s goals is to contribute to the development of new solutions and applications using this technology.
In healthcare, mixed reality technology provides a more immersive learning platform than traditional education, assessment, and interventional approaches. By combining their expertise in motion capture, 3D anatomical modeling and using mixed reality in healthcare technology, such as the Microsoft HoloLens, new solutions can be proposed to improve medical treatment.
HoloMed shows anatomical motion using mixed reality
In the HoloMed project, Artanim developed an anatomical see-through tool to visualize and analyze patient’s anatomy in real time. They were able to use the mixed reality motion for applications in sports medicine and rehabilitation. This tool will allow healthcare professionals to visualize joint kinematics, where the bones are accurately rendered as a holographic overlay on the subject, providing the user a simulation of X-ray vision in real-time as the patient performs the movement.
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