Another home run for the Kinect and the medical sector! With a constant demand to improve healthcare services for the general public, the community has taken the Kinect’s depth camera and modified for medical staff use. Using only their hand movements without the need to make contact with any hardware, people in the medical industry can now review and examine 3d CT Scan Images. This video by the members of the Center for Biomolecular Imaging at Wake Forest University, shows how the Kinect is used in further developing procedures and technology to make medical treatment efficient. The Kinect’s role in this program is registering the user’s hand movements as the necessary commands. The 3d CT Scan image can then be manipulated, allowing medical staff a convenient way to recall diagnosis.
Here is a detailed description of the project by the developers:
“This video demonstrates using a Kinect sensor (typically used with an X-Box 360 video gaming platform) to control 3D rendered CT images using TeraRecon at the Center for Biomolecular Imaging at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. At the CBI, we take stacks of 2D images from a CT scan and render them in 3D using software by TeraRecon, Inc. Typically, we use a mouse to control the 3D rendering system to rotate and view the images. Using Kinect sensor, a surgeon can manipulate the 3D visualization in midair without having to move the mouse.”
For more information about the Kinect 3d CT Scan Manipulation, visit the Wake Forest University Center for Biomolecular Imaging’s website.