Hologram Imaging Technology (HIT)
The U.S. Army Research Laboratory’s Simulation and Training Technology Center (ARL STTC) contracted IVIR to investigate the use of holographic and 3D imaging for medical simulation and training.
The effort investigated current holographic and 3D technologies and their potential uses for medical modeling and simulation. Holographic and 3D displays provide medical professionals with enhanced visualizations of human anatomy and physiology for education, training, and surgical practice. High fidelity anatomy models of the eye, brain, heart, and upper airway were developed for 3D representation. These models are displayed holographically using the DARPA developed Urban Photonic Sandtable Display, as well as on commercially available 3D televisions.
Sponsor:U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM-STTC)
Award Date:August, 2011
Additionally, this research developed a new 3D after-action review capability using a position tracking Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) system. It is being evaluated for a number of purposes including review capability for combat medics participating in medical training tactical field exercises. The system will track personnel using the LiDAR system and will then have the capability to replay the exercise in 3Dallowing for additional detail during exercise review. For this project, IVIR partnered with the University of Minnesota Medical School, Zebra Imaging, and Bolt, Beranek and Newman (BBN).