Kinect + brain scans = augmented reality for neurosurgeons

March 14, 2013

The Microsoft Research Cambridge team has built an app for brain surgeons. Kinect Fusion supplies 3D modeling of anything, which could fuel some seriously neat medical innovations. (Watch the demo of Kinect Fusion here.)

At the 13th annual Microsoft TechFest, Ben Glocker demoed a prototype app that would allow neurosurgeons to look inside a patient’s brain before they cut it open. Doctors could see the skeleton, brain, blood vessels, and the targeted tumor on a tablet–which can move around the patient’s head — helping them to plot the best brain surgery path.

IEEE Spectrum

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Kinect + Brain Scan = Augmented Reality for Neurosurgeons