New DFG Project

Our project proposal "Improving Spatial Perception for Medical Augmented Reality with Interactable Depth Layers" was accepted for funding by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Within the next three years, we will investigate methods to improve the spatial perception for medical AR. Our objective is to determine if depth layer decompositions help to better understand spatial relations of medical 3D data, and if transparency can facilitate depth perception for multi-layer-visualizations. In addition, we will investigate whether methods for multimodal and collaborative interaction can help to reduce the amount of currently displayed AR information.

The project will be carried out in direct cooperation between the research campus STIMULATE, the Faculty of Computer Science at University of Magdeburg (Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christian Hansen), and the University of Koblenz-Landau (Jun.-Prof. Dr. Kai Lawonn). Main partners are the Medical School Hannover (Prof. Dr. Frank Wacker), and the University Hospital Mainz (Prof. Dr. Werner Kneist).