The augmented reality is basically the union of virtual reality and real environment; through this technique it is possible to join together, in the visual field of the surgeon, the virtual contents and the surrounding reality.
The augmented reality can be partly defined as the union of surgical navigation and virtual reality : in other words, this new technique allows to see the virtual reality directly on the patient.
Our team is studying the different uses of this technique in maxillo-facial surgery through helmets and glasses reproducing the augmented reality.
Our research collaborates with other universities and bio-medical companies.
VOSTARS is a European project in which realities of excellence operate under the coordination of the University of Pisa (Coordinator Italy).
The O.U. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of the Policlinico di S.Orsola (BO), an integral part of VOSTARS, includes as project leader Dr. Giovanni Badiali, who boasts the first operation in the world with the futuristic visor 4.0.