Augmented Reality and Surgery: Human Factors, Challenges, and Future Steps

in 2022 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops (VRW), Conference paper (text)


Augmented reality (AR) has shown much potential when applied in surgical settings, which can help guide surgeons through complex procedures, train students, and provide heads-up and hands-free spatial information. In this position paper, we discuss some of the current use cases of AR in surgical practice, evaluation measures, challenges and potential directions for future research. The aim of this paper is to start important discussion to improve future research and outcomes for system implementations for surgery.