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Curr Med Sci. 2019 Feb;39(1):1-6. doi: 10.1007/s11596-019-1992-8. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Application and Prospect of Mixed Reality Technology in Medical Field.

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1
Department of Orthopaedics, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430022, China.
2
Department of Orthopaedics, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430022, China. yezhewei@qq.com.

Abstract

Mixed reality (MR) technology is a new digital holographic image technology, which appears in the field of graphics after virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology, a new interdisciplinary frontier. As a new generation of technology, MR has attracted great attention of clinicians in recent years. The emergence of MR will bring about revolutionary changes in medical education training, medical research, medical communication, and clinical treatment. At present, MR technology has become the popular frontline information technology for medical applications. With the popularization of digital technology in the medical field, the development prospects of MR are inestimable. The purpose of this review article is to introduce the application of MR technology in the medical field and prospect its trend in the future.

KEYWORDS:

augmented reality; education; mixed reality; surgery; virtual reality

PMID:
30868484
DOI:
10.1007/s11596-019-1992-8

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