Augmented Reality in Healthcare

  • June 2013
  • -
  • Mind Commerce Publishing
  • -
  • 55 pages

Overview:

Augmented reality (AR) has gained a lot of attention for its potential use in many industry verticals including manufacturing, public safety, education, advertising, and entertainment.

With the commercialization of high speed data network such as the Fourth Generation (4G) cellular networks via Long Term Evolution (LTE), the use of AR applications in healthcare represents a particularly compelling value proposition for cost reduction and of course saving lives. Many AR applications in healthcare provide the benefit of visualizing three dimensional data captured from non-invasive sensors. Applications range from remote 3D image analysis to advanced telesurgery.

This report provides analysis of the current status of AR applications and future opportunities in the healthcare sector.

The report includes case studies of AR in healthcare.

Target Audience:

• Healthcare organizations
• Mobile application developers
• Wireless infrastructure suppliers
• OTT application and service providers
• Wireless carriers and other service providers
• Augmented Reality (AR) application developers

Table Of Contents

Table of Contents:

1.0 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 4

2.0 INTRODUCTION 6
2.1 AUGMENTED REALITY OVERVIEW 7
2.2 AUGMENTED REALITY AND HIGH SPEED DATA 8
2.3 AUGMENTED REALITY INDUSTRY VERTICALS 9
2.3.1 AUGMENTED REALITY IN CONSTRUCTION 10
2.3.2 AUGMENTED REALITY IN VEHICULAR SAFETY SYSTEMS 16
2.3.1 AUGMENTED REALITY IN TOURISM 18
2.3.2 AUGMENTED REALITY AND FACE RECOGNITION 19
2.3.3 AR IN INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS 19

3.0 THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY OVERVIEW AND THE USE OF AR APPLICATIONS 21
3.1 THE USE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN HEALTHCARE 22
3.1.1 CURRENT USE CASES 24
3.1.2 FUTURE APPLICATIONS 25
3.2 THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM 25
3.2.1 CASE STUDY: THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE HEALTHCARE SECTOR 26
3.2.2 NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION (NFC) USAGE IN HEALTHCARE 27

4.0 AUGMENTED REALITY IN HEALTHCARE 29
4.1 AUGMENTED REALITY APPLICATIONS IN HEALTHCARE 30
4.2 SURGERY APPLICATIONS 30
4.2.1 ROBOTICS SURGERY AND AR APPLICATIONS 34
4.2.2 SURGICAL PRE-OPERATIVE ASSESSMENT THROUGH AR APPLICATIONS 35
4.3 AUGMENTED REALITY IN MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY 38
4.4 AR APPLICATIONS IN REHABILITATION 39

5.0 MARKET ANALYSIS AND FORECASTS 40
5.1 MARKET OVERVIEW AND VENDOR LISTING 40
5.2 GROWTH DRIVERS IN AUGMENTED REALITY MARKET 41
5.2.1 IMPROVEMENT IN USER EXPERIENCE 41
5.2.2 INCREASING DEMAND FOR SMARTPHONES AND TABLET PCS 41
5.2.3 DIVERSIFICATION INTO NEW APPLICATIONS 41
5.3 RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN AR MARKET 41
5.3.1 HELMET MOUNTED DISPLAYS 41
5.3.2 WEARABLE GESTURE INTERFACES 41
5.3.3 TOURISM INDUSTRY 42
5.3.4 MOBILE COMMERCE AND AR 42
5.3.5 GAMING AND MAPS 42
5.4 GROWTH DRIVER ANALYSIS OF AR MARKET 43
5.4.1 IMPROVEMENT IN USER EXPERIENCE 43
5.4.2 INCREASING DEMAND FOR SMARTPHONES AND TABLET PCS 43
5.4.3 DIVERSIFICATION INTO NEW APPLICATIONS 43
5.5 AR SOLUTION DEVICES MARKET DEPLOYMENT CHALLENGES: A MARKET OUTLOOK 43
5.5.1 BANDWIDTH CONSTRAINTS 43
5.5.2 PROBLEM WITH LBS INSIDE A BUILDING 44
5.6 AUGMENTED REALITY REVENUE 44
5.6.1 OVERALL AR MARKET REVENUES 44
5.6.2 AR IN HEALTHCARE 2013-2017 45

6.0 SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS 48
6.1 FOR CARRIERS 48
6.2 AR APPLICATION DEVELOPERS 50
6.3 INFRASTRUCTURE PROVIDERS 51
6.3.1 GOOGLE GLASSES 52
6.3.2 GOOGLE GLASSES TECHNOLOGIES 53
6.3.3 GOOGLE GLASSES POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS 54



Figures

Figure 1 AR In Construction Sites 9
Figure 2 CAD Systems in AR 10
Figure 3 Auto Brake System 16
Figure 4 AR in Surgery 19
Figure 5 AR in Tele-surgery 21
Figure 6 DoctorMole Application 22
Figure 7 AR based X-Ray Vision 28
Figure 8 AR in Surgery 30
Figure 9 AR in Haptic Guidance 33
Figure 10 Pre-operative Assessments AR Applications 34
Figure 11 Virtual Surgery Applications 35
Figure 12 Virtual Heart Surgery 36
Figure 13 Global Augmented Reality Devices Market Revenues 2011 - 2017 42
Figure 14 AR Market Share (%) by Region: 2013 43
Figure 15 AR Market Revenues (USD Billions) by Region: 2012 - 2016 43
Figure 16 AR Market Revenues (USD Billions) in North America: 2012 - 2016 44
Figure 17 AR for Wearable Devices Interface 49

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