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We can use augmented reality for less invasive medical procedures and improved surgical workflows

My research involves developing and testing visualization, display and interaction methods in the context of image-guided surgery.

Spatial visualization is an essential skill that surgeons master to perform even the most basic surgical procedures. They’re routinely required to navigate complex, three-dimensional spaces without damaging vital tissue, nerves or organs to reach an area requiring medical attention.

I'm particularly interested in how we can improve the spatial and depth understanding of volume rendered medical data in addition to studying the impact of augmented reality visualization for specific surgical tasks.

Through the Applied Perception Lab, I oversee a group of talented researchers where we work to—not only develop spatial technologies that improve surgical outcomes—but to create broader visualization enhancements in the field of health care.

My name is Marta Kersten-Oertel and I am the Concordia University Research Chair in Applied Perception, Director of the AP Lab and an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering.

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