Demo Presentation at IPSN ’23 Co-located with CPS-IoT Week
The demo for Edge-based Augmented Reality Guidance System for Retinal Laser Therapy was presented at IPSN ’23 (co-located with CPS-IoT Week) in San Antonio, Tx. Participants were able to wear our custom ophthalmoscope-integrated AR headset and navigate the retina phantom model with contextual guidance in AR. We had many attendees showing their interest in our work. This news is also featured as a news article on Duke Eye Center’s webpage, https://dukeeyecenter.duke.edu/news/duke-phd-student-presents-research-utilizing-ar-guidance-system-retinal-laser-therapy.
Poster Presentation at ARVO Annual Meeting ’23
Our work on Augmented Reality for Retinal Laser Therapy was presented during the poster session at ARVO Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA. We showcased the custom AR headset integrated with the binocular indirect ophthalmoscope and let other ARVO attendees try out our AR app to see the retinal landmark hologram in the view of the ophthalmoscope lens. We are grateful that we received a big interest from both engineers and doctors at ARVO.
Bosch Research Internship
I will be joining Bosch Research and Technology Center in Pittsburgh, PA as a PhD research intern to work with the Reliable Distributed Systems group this summer. The group collaborates with Professor Anthony Rowe’s group at Carnegie Mellon University. I will be working on developing an edge-cloud system infrastructure and applying the architecture to run on Bosch embedded hardware systems that incorporate an AR/VR digital representation and user interface.
Workshop Presentation in IEEE VR ’23
A pilot study of the investigation of thermal perception and emotional response in Augmented Reality (AR) using digital biomarkers was virtually presented at the XR for Healthcare and Wellbeing workshop, co-located with IEEE VR 2023. This work is along the line of our goal in enhancing dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skill exercises with AR. The team will continue analyzing the physiological data collected during the pilot user study, and developing more realistic AR settings in manipulating users’ thermal perceptions for the future user study. The paper can be found here: [Paper]
Duke Eye Center Research to Prevent Blindness Grant
The AR for Retinal Laser Therapy project has received a 2023 Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) Grant from Duke Eye Center with an amount of $3,000 funding. This award is a great opportunity for the project to utilize the funding for purchasing sensors, phantom models, or any relevant supplies. More information about RPB grants can be found at https://www.rpbusa.org/rpb/grants-and-research/grants/overview/.
Demo Presentation in ACM SenSys ’22
A demo, AR-magnifier for retinal laser therapy was presented in 2022 ACM SenSys, held in Boston from Nov. 6th to 9th. This works highlights a real-time AR magnification system using sensing and edge computing, collaborated with Duke Ophthalmology. We received a large amount of interest and great feedback from the community. More information about the demo can be found here: [Paper][Video]
NeuroLens Featured in Duke ECE Magazine
Our work on NeuroLens is featured in Duke’s 2022 ECE Magazine as a part of the topics covering the future of the Metaverse. We believe AR/VR/MR plays a crucial role in revolutionizing the medical industries, and it’s wonderful to have our collaborative work with Duke’s School of Medicine acknowledged.
A digital version of the magazine article can be found here: https://magazine.pratt.duke.edu/2022/the-dawning-of-the-age-of-the-metaverse/.
NeuroLens Accepted to IEEE ISMAR 2022
The conference paper, NeuroLens: Augmented Reality-based Contextual Guidance through Surgical Tool Tracking in Neurosurgery has been accepted to IEEE ISMAR 2022 (Acceptance rate: 21%) [Link].
CRA Grad Cohort for Women ’22
NeuroLens: Augmented Reality-based Contextual Guidance for Assisting Neurosurgeons in Ventriculostomy was presented during the poster session at the CRA Grad Cohort for Women in New Orleans, LA. (April 21, 2022)
IEEE VR Workshop 2022
The workshop paper, AR-Assisted Surgical Guidance System for Ventriculostomy, was presented virtually at the XR for Healthcare and Wellbeing Workshop, co-located with IEEE VR 2022 [Paper] (March 13, 2022).