Discover the project ASTRA, one of projects funded by EPIC MegaGrants. Using the Unreal Engine and Magic Leap augmented reality glasses this project develops a training method for very complex fetuses surgery.
Creating a surgical training system based on augmented reality is the main goal of project ASTRA, thanks to funding by EPIC MegaGrants and the leadership of Mario Ceresa, a researcher with the BCN MedTech Group at the UPF Department of Information and Communication Technologies (DTIC) and Miguel A. Gonzalez Ballester, ICREA researcher and director of the BCN MedTech research unit. It will run for one year and enjoys the support of Elisenda Eixarch, an expert fetal surgeon and coordinator of the “Fetal neural development” and “Fetal therapy and surgery” lines at the BCNatal Fetal Medicine Research Center, affiliated to Hospital Clínic, Hospital de la Maternitat and Hospital Sant Joan de Déu.
Source: ASTRA: surgical training system for fetal surgery based on augmented reality and game technology – BIOENGINEER.ORG