VMU to Hold Seminar on the Use of Virtual and Augmented Reality in Medicine


On Monday, April 4, at 2.15 p.m., Lucio De Paolis from the University of Salento (Lecce, Italy) will give a seminar titled "Virtual and Augmented Reality Applications in Medicine and Surgery" at the VMU Faculty of Informatics (Vileikos g. 8, room 220).

In the seminar, the guest will discuss how advances in technology make it possible to develop a system that can help surgeons perform their tasks both faster and safer. Attention will be brought to Virtual Reality (VR) technology, which can assist physicians by providing them with additional information before (diagnosis) or during procedures (image-guided therapy). Virtual Reality applications allow surgeons to practice and rehearse surgical procedures on virtual patients that are realistic replicas of living patients with actual pathologies, and to experiment various scenarios without risks. De Paolis will also discuss Augmented Reality (AR), which is a technology that has the potentional to bring the direct visualization advantage of open surgery back to minimally invasive surgery and can increase the physician’s view of his surroundings with information collected from a patient’s medical images.

You are welcome to participate.

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