Medical Augmented Reality

International Lecture Series & Summer School
Computer Aided Medical Procedures

Medical Augmented Reality Events

IN2106 Advanced Medical AR 2024

Practical Course, Technical University Munich

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MARSS & Hackathon 2023

Medical Augmented Reality Summer School 2023, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich

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IN2293 Medical AR 2023/24

Lecture Series, Technical University Munich

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EN.601.454/654 Introduction to AR 2023

Lecture Series, Johns Hopkins University Baltimore

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MARSS & Competition 2021

Medical Augmented Reality Summer School and International Competition, Virtual Event 2021

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MARSS & Hackathon 2019

Medical Augmented Reality Summer School, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich

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MDPI Journal of Imaging MARRS21 Special Issue is online!

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NARVIS featured in ARD Documentary

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NARVIS Magic Mirror in BBC Arabia Documentary

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Camera Augmented Mobile C-arm (CAMC) Project Page

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Augmented Reality Teleconsultation (ARTEKMED)

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OR-X Construction at Balgrist University Hospital

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New CAMP Website is Online!

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Augmented Reality (AR) is a constantly growing field in computer science. Research efforts have been continually intensified and solutions have been developed for various domains such as entertainment, industry, art, communication, education, navigation, architecture and medicine. By extending the real world with virtual, computer generated information, the perception of natural environments can be enriched, and the surrounding world can be interactively manipulated. Especially in the medical field, advanced imaging technologies transformed the surgical practice in the last few decades which offers a whole new world of capabilities for the application of AR systems.

An intra-operative AR system concept. Illustration by Marc Lazarovici and Alexander Winkler

AR has the potential to revolutionize medicine. During surgery, AR systems provide medical imaging data and other patient information superimposed on the operation area in the most intuitive way. Furthermore, AR aided navigation systems can reduce the risk of complications and improve the safety and quality of surgeries, AR education systems train the surgeons of tomorrow to acquire the critical skills and AR rehabilitation concepts help patients to recover faster after interventions. However, while research is rapidly evolving in the field of Medical Augmented Reality, strong relationships between doctors, engineers and industry are the key for the development and implementation of new AR systems in medicine.

Our Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures (CAMP) at TU Munich and JHU Baltimore is one of the strongest and leading research centers for medical AR world-wide. For the last two decades, various AR systems have been developed and evaluated for a wide range of medical applications, including the world’s first AR-enabled C-arm. The CAMP chair possesses a comprehensive portfolio of AR related research projects, publications and live demonstrations at several high impact journals and international conferences. In cooperation with the HMZ Flagship Zurich we are bringing together surgery, imaging, computer science and engineering to develop, integrate, optimize and clinically validate state-of-the-art AR technologies to improve surgical capabilities and embed them in efficient and cost-effective clinical workflows for the benefit of the patient.


Our Team

Prof. Dr. Nassir Navab

Prof. Dr. Philipp Fürnstahl

Prof. Mazda Farshad, MD, MPH

Prof. Greg Osgood, MD

Dr. Ulrich Eck

Dr. Matthias Seibold

Prof. Dr. Alejandro

Dr. Hooman Esfandiari

Prof. Alex Johnson, MD

Alexander Winkler

Kevin Yu

Sasan Matinfar

Marco von Atzigen

Tianyu Song

Michael Sommersperger

Jonas Hein

Luohong Wu

Related Publications

You can find the related publications on the CAMC and ARTEKMED project pages, respectively. The following list contains recent CAMP publications on Medical Augmented Reality.