First Deployment of Diminished Reality for Anatomy Education

Naoto Ienaga, Felix Bork, Siim Meerits, Shohei Mori, Pascal Fallavollita, Nassir Navab, Hideo Saito

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Abstract

Understanding the anatomy of the human body is vital for everyone working in the medical domain. Augmented reality (AR) systems for anatomy teaching, which display virtual information directly on top of a users' body, have proven to facilitate mental mapping compared to traditional teaching paradigms. In this paper, we explore the potential of diminished reality (DR) in the context of anatomy education. As a first necessary step to achieving a DR anatomy education system, parts of the human body have to be extracted and diminished from the video stream. Our system diminishes either the arm or head of the user by projecting a background image recovered using RGB-D cameras. Such a system, if combined with an accurate overlay of virtual counterparts, could potentially improve the learning effect by attracting the users' attention to the virtual information and improve visual perception by avoiding the well-known floating effect of AR.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdjunct Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, ISMAR-Adjunct 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages294-296
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781509037407
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 30
Event15th Adjunct IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, ISMAR-Adjunct 2016 - Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
Duration: 2016 Sep 182016 Sep 23

Other

Other15th Adjunct IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, ISMAR-Adjunct 2016
CountryMexico
CityMerida, Yucatan
Period16/9/1816/9/23

Keywords

  • Anatomy Education
  • Diminished Reality
  • Mixed Reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Media Technology
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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    Ienaga, N., Bork, F., Meerits, S., Mori, S., Fallavollita, P., Navab, N., & Saito, H. (2017). First Deployment of Diminished Reality for Anatomy Education. In Adjunct Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, ISMAR-Adjunct 2016 (pp. 294-296). [7836520] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISMAR-Adjunct.2016.0099