Human Eye Anatomy learning made experiential with Mixed Reality, the next evolution in learning
Hyderabad, June 21, 2017: L V Prasad Eye Institute has been the home of many innovations in the areas of eye care delivery, biology of the eye, surgical techniques, eye banking and children's eye health among many others, over the years, under the Srujana Center for Innovation umbrella. The latest in the field of ophthalmology is the Holo Eye Anatomy module for the cornea, published on the Microsoft Hololens. This is a sophisticated device worn on your head to help you see the human eye anatomy in 3 D perspective.
At LVPEI, our vision is to reconcile excellence with equity. As we incorporate more and more technological tools, we hope that our education and research efforts can be significantly enhanced both qualitatively and quantitatively, said Dr Gullapalli N Rao, Founder and Chair L V Prasad Eye Institute.
The process started with an artist rendering the images of the models and then the models were coded on to the device and projected through the Hololens. The application is in graded hierarchy layers with the ability to animate a particular model. The framework is built to encompass different layers of education like clinicians, residents and allied personnel in the field of eye care.
In ophthalmology, Mixed Reality will be the answer for patient education. Mixed Reality adds a whole new dimension to teaching and learning by allowing you to project information of 3D models in space and learn in a new perspective. Dr Virender Sangwan, Director Srujana Center for Innovation at L V Prasad Eye Institute said, It is exciting to see the way in which concepts can be understood in a new dimension. Learning is made more experiential, enabling us to holistically study the cornea and also split individual parts to the component layers to study them in detail.
Mixed Reality is a rich learning experience that allows you to see the media, a 3D model and an interactive experience at the same time. It is a multi-disciplinary collaboration that brought together individuals from different disciplines to build a solution of the holo eye anatomy, said Dr Anthony Vipin Das, Project Lead Holo Eye Anatomy. Human eye anatomy can be studied in greater detail with the learning made more experiential. He further added that it significantly increases the experience of learning and helps collaborate remotely in real time. With the mixed reality of Hololens experience you can stay in the real world as you simultaneously explore 3D in 3D.
The team at L V Prasad Eye Institute is constantly exploring the latest technologies to combat avoidable blindness in terms of skill development, education and surgical training. The overarching goal of how they use all modalities is to help train the students better. The Holo Eye Anatomy is another step in that direction and going forward they aim to build an application for every part of the eye.
Watch the video demonstration of this amazing new technology from LVPEI
Holo Eye Anatomy: Ophthalmic Education in Mixed Reality
About L V Prasad Eye Institute
The L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) was established in 1986-87 at Hyderabad as a not-for-profit, non-government, public-spirited, comprehensive eye care institution. LVPEI is governed by two trusts: the Hyderabad Eye Institute and the Hyderabad Eye Research Foundation. The Institute is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Prevention of Blindness and a Global Resource Centre for VISION 2020: The Right to Sight initiative. LVPEI has eight active arms to its areas of operations namely Clinical Services, Education, Research, Vision Rehabilitation, Rural and Community Eye Health, Product Development, Eye Banking and Innovation. For more information, visit www.lvpei.org
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