Thanks to Steve and Mian who ran the Basic Augmented Reality Demo (BARD), at the MedICSS summer school, and thanks to the participants who took the challenge. The idea was to build a simple Augmented Reality demo using a laptop, webcam, a plastic phantom, a CT scan and some ArUco markers. Using the SNAPPY platform, in Python, this was achieved in a matter of days. Steps included camera calibration (OpenCV), pivot calibration (SNAPPY) and visualisation (SNAPPY).
The code is open source, here.
Figure 1. (Left): Matt explains the concept of Augmented Reality for laparoscopic liver surgery.
Figure 2. (Right): An example of an application, developed throughout the week, using the SNAPPY platform.