Development of New Augmented Reality Function Using Intraperitoneal Multi-view Camera
We developed a multi-view video camera system that works inside the abdominal cavity to obtain a wider range of information during laparoscopic and robotic surgery. This video camera system is able to enter the abdominal cavity and surround an organ in a fixed degree. We conducted in vitro and in vivo experiments to clarify the functions of the system. The advantage of the system is that it can alter the viewpoint without physically moving the camera and can obtain diversified intraperitoneal information. Moreover, by taking advantage of its video image array with geometrical regularity, we build a novel augmented reality function compared with the images for conventional navigation surgery.
KeywordsMultiple-viewpoint camera Laparoscopy
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