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.

Download the research portfolio on VR/AR in medicine (in Italian).

AN AUGMENTED REALITY PLATFORM FOR MEDICAL PLANNING

Researching in new technologies for diagnosis, planning and medical treatment have allowed the development of computer tools that provide new ways of representing data obtained from routine imaging studies. Laboratory studies, such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have become the standard for med- ical diagnosis, so today they are used to give a first diagnosis of the treatment to be followed depending on the patient’s condition.

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BRAVO PROJECT

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.

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RESPIRO PROJECT

The RESPIRO Project 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 TUMORS

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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MICRO PROJECT

The goal of the MICRO Project (A cross-border microsurgery center of excellence for the promotion of research, training and education) is to establish a training center for surgery in the cross border area of Greece and Italy 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.
 

DISTANCE MEASUREMENT IN LAPAROSCOPIC 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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