‘Mixed Reality’ for Better Surgery

June 3, 2019

Image: Will Kirk / Homewood Photography

When neurosurgeons cut into the brain, they must be very, very precise: A single slip could mean disaster. Ehsan Azimi is working on a new augmented reality platform that could greatly improve brain surgeons’ ability to navigate and visualize important landmarks during the procedure.

Azimi, a PhD candidate in computer science at the Whiting School and a 2019 Siebel Scholar, has developed a platform that uses augmented reality on head- mounted display to allow surgeons to “see” exactly where they need to cut and do the insertion. “This will really allow surgeons to visualize the brain in completely new ways,” he says.

Read more in the 2019 spring edition of the JHU Engineering Magazine.

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