AR/VR in Medicine

Image processing techniques permit the reconstruction of 3D models of the organs from the medical images of the patient in order to provides detailed information of the inner organs and pathologies and to support surgeons by means of virtual and augmented reality applications.

Augmented reality technology can guide the surgeon in the intraoperative phase by overlapping the virtual 3D models of the organs onto the real patient and provide a sort of ”X-Ray” vision of the internal patient’s anatomy.

The research activity of the AVR Lab is focused on the use of Virtual and Augmented Reality technologies to support surgeons in the diagnosis, the preoperative planning and the intraoperative phase in minimally invasive surgery.


The BRAVO project aims to create an advanced game based therapeutic environment able to help young people with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) in the acquisition of cognitive and behavioral skills on which ADHD impacts.

The BRAVO gaming environment aims to: 


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The Project RESPIRO aims to build a network of expertise in the design and supply of technology products and services for the elderly and people with different forms of disability.

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 Augmented Reality in RFA of the Hepatic Tumours

Hepatic cancer is one of the most common solid cancers in the world. As surgery of hepatic cancer is seldom applicable, different solutions have been found to cure this disease. 

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The goal of our project is to establish a training center for surgery in the cross border area of Greece and Italy (Epirus Region and Apulia Region) equipped with virtual reality simulators, surgical augmented reality setups, e-learning and surgical digital library platforms.

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Augmented Reality in Pediatric Laparoscopy


One trend in surgery is the transition from open procedures to minimally invasive interventions. The availability of a system for the pre-operative planning of a laparoscopic procedure can be of great help to the surgeon.

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Human Anatomy Visualization and Navigation System for Image-Guided Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery offers advantages that make it the best choice for many diseases. Modern technologies give a great support to this kind of surgical procedures through medical image processing and visualization, 3D organ’s reconstruction and intra-operative surgical guidance. 

Distance Measurement for an Accurate Laparoscopy Surgery


The idea of Minimally Invasive Surgery is to reduce the trauma for the patient by minimizing incisions and tissue retraction. 

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