Immersive technology and medical visualisation: a user's guide

McDonnell, N. (2019) Immersive technology and medical visualisation: a user's guide. In: Rea, P. (ed.) Biomedical Visualisation. Series: Advances in experimental medicine and biology, 1156. Springer, pp. 123-134. ISBN 9783030193843 (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-19385-0_9)

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Abstract

The immersive technologies of Virtual and Augmented Reality offer a new medium for visualisation. Where previous technologies allowed us only two-dimensional representations, constrained by a surface or a screen, these new immersive technologies will soon allow us to experience three dimensional environments that can occupy our entire field of view. This is a technological breakthrough for any field that requires visualisation, and in this chapter I explore the implications for medical visualisation in the near-to-medium future. First, I introduce Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality respectively, and identify the essential characteristics, and current state-of-the-art, for each. I will then survey some prominent applications already in-use within the medical field, and suggest potential use cases that remain under-explored. Finally, I will offer practical advice for those seeking to exploit these new tools.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McDonnell, Dr Neil
Authors: McDonnell, N.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Philosophy
Publisher:Springer
ISBN:9783030193843
Copyright Holders:© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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