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Mixed Reality Guidance for Medical Procedures

Brian Hargreaves (Professor, Stanford University)

Location: Elizabethan B, Second Floor, Tower Building

Date: Monday, October 29

Time: 2:00pm - 2:30pm

Pass Type: XRDC Pass - Get your pass now!

Track: Healthcare

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

Mixed reality technology is advancing rapidly, to the point that an ever increasing number of medical applications will soon be feasible. The ability to upload and render 3D image data that is aligned to patients is particularly attractive, and when combined with tool tracking and rendering, offers even more options. Examples in breast surgery, needle guidance and orthopedic surgery will be presented. These approaches use different types of marker-based and intelligent device tracking, integrated with mixed reality devices and appropriate user interfaces for real-time operation in patient settings including operating rooms.


Mixed reality has tremendous potential to change medical procedures by projecting images and other information onto the patient, in 3D. This lecture will describe the needs, challenges and potential solutions for several applications where mixed reality devices can realistically play a role in medical procedures in the next five years.

Intended Audience

Engineers/programmers and/or physicians interested in applying mixed reality to medicine. The lecture will be as intuitive and friendly as possible so that there are no major prerequisites aside from a basic understanding of mixed reality.