Real-Time Augmented Reality for Robotic-Assisted Surgery

Student thesis: Master thesis (including HD thesis)

  • Martin Kibsgaard Jørgensen
4. term, Medialogy, Master (Master Programme)
I try to improve communication during training with the da Vinci robotic surgery system, by allowing a trainer to visually communicate with a trainee by augmenting the stereoscopic video stream.
I have investigated the video hardware of the da Vinci systems and implemented a system that is able to input, output and overlay video streams compatible with all the systems.
Additionally, I added support for multiple 3D user input devices.
As an initial test and an example of how to use the developed system, virtual instruments have been added to the system. In the test, the virtual instruments were overlaid the stereoscopic video stream of the da Vinci S system in real-time.
Publication date26 Aug 2014
Number of pages52
ID: 203832833