Article Reviews the Role of AR in Laparoscopy

Here are the highlights according to the authors:

  • We review the state of the art about laparoscopic augmented reality with 270+ recent references.
  • We highlight that most methods consist in a static registration followed by augmentation updates.
  • We propose a clear classification of all methods and weigh pros and cons for each of them.
  • This survey is comprehensive and self-contained thanks to various backgrounds on related topics.

Bernhardt S, Nicolau SA, Soler L, Doignon C. The status of augmented reality in laparoscopic surgery as of 2016. Med Image Anal. 2017 Jan 24;37:66-90. doi: 10.1016/j.media.2017.01.007.