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IJCEE 2018 Vol.10(4): 274-283 ISSN: 1793-8163
DOI: 10.17706/IJCEE.2018.10.4.274-283

Holographic Spinal Scan Projection through Microsoft HoloLens

Pei Wen Voon, Ke Wang, Gabriel Yin Foo Lee, Lei Cui
Abstract—Augmented reality (AR) technology has incorporated refined sensory perception into complex neurosurgical procedures in recent years. Practitioners used head mounted displays to access neuro-navigation in surgical preparations in pursuit of maximum safety. This paper was aimed to converge a target reference from imagery to an actual object by using Microsoft HoloLens. Reference registration is achieved through object scanning that utilizes phase detection of a sensor module to assign distinctive digital reference points. The navigation system then correlates the digital data with formulated computed tomography (CT) scans to accurately overlay holographic projections. Aside from sectioning the spine model projection, the interactive capability of the system extends through motion gesture and voice control to further emphasize on the hands-free experience in neutralizing surgical tension. Testing showed promising visual accuracy with fast processing response. This work explored the possibility of conducting neuro-navigation without reliance of an additional image guide.

Index Terms—AR spinal registration, microsoft Hololens, vuforia, mobile object scanner, spinal scan projection.

Pei Wen Voon, Ke Wang, and Lei Cui are with School of Civil & Mechanical Engineering, Curtin University, Perth, WA 6102, Australia. Gabriel Yin Foo Lee is with SJOG Subiaco Hospital, Curtin University, University of Western Australia, Perth 6008, Australia.

Cite:Pei Wen Voon, Ke Wang, Gabriel Yin Foo Lee, Lei Cui, "Holographic Spinal Scan Projection through Microsoft HoloLens," International Journal of Computer and Electrical Engineering vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 274-283, 2018.

General Information

ISSN: 1793-8163 (Print)
Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Comput. Electr. Eng.
Frequency: Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Yucong Duan
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E-mail: ijcee@iap.org

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