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NeuroLens’ Demo at NSF Meetings

Our NeuroLens project has gained a tremendous amount of publicity in the last two months, presented as a demo at NSF’s congressional showcase at Capitol Hill as a part of NSF Athena AI Institute (left picture), and also at NSF Computing Systems Research (CSR) PI meeting (right picture). In the left picture below, NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan is placing a catheter to the brain ventricular system using our AR guidance system, wearing a Microsoft HoloLens 2 (LinkedIn posts about this demo can be found here: NSF’s Post¬†, Dr. Gorlatova’s Post). Very grateful for the opportunity to present our system to a diverse audience at those meetings!

Completion of Bosch Internship

I’ve completed my 14 weeks research internship at Bosch (Pittsburgh, PA) last week. During my internship, I worked on developing an ontology-based digital twin for industrial augmented reality applications. This was a great opportunity and I’m thankful for mentorship received from the RDS team at Bosch.

Duke Eye Center VISION Magazine

Our work in AR Retinal Laser Therapy is featured in Duke Eye Center’s 2023 VISION Magazine. This is a great opportunity to increase the visibility of our work to the ophthalmology community.

Research Talks

In the past two weeks, I have given research talks about Augmented Reality in Surgical Applications at the WiSE lab, Prof. Anthony Rowe’s group at CMU (6/15), and Duke’s REU seminar (6/21). The talk covered the development of AR-assisted surgical guidance systems for applications in neurosurgery and ophthalmology.

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.

Workshop Presentation at 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 at 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].

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