Augmented Reality: The Future of Surgery

Significant advancements in diagnostic imaging over the past fifty years have allowed surgeons to obtain a comprehensive understanding of patient anatomy and physiology ahead of an operation. Before most surgical procedures, patients undergo some form of scanning in order to confirm a diagnosis or determine the causes of an injury or illness. While this has significantly enhanced the ways in which doctors are able to prepare for procedures, they must mentally fuse multiple scans together in order to successfully complete an operation (Bin et al., 2020)…