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We Care is a project in which Annabel Groenenberg is doing research on hologram-based surgery. Already during her studies in technical medicine, she developed special software to project patient-specific anatomy onto body parts using a HoloLens. But now the PhD candidate wants to know: can it be even more accurate? And to what extent is this form of hologram deployment useful in daily practice?
With We Care, the doctoral student developed a system that allows a medical scan to map a patient's bones and blood vessels. And based on that information, the program assembles a hologram. Previously, similar programs have been developed by several companies. However, those projections do not move with the body part. With Groenenberg's technique, the hologram is attached to the body, instead of a marker such as a QR code. Which ensures a 3D situation in the right place, even after shifting. And enables faster, safer and more efficient operations.
Want to know more about this project? Read the extensive interview with Annabel Groenenberg here.