Patient Examination Augmented Reality (PEAR) System

  • Approach enables overlays for manikins to augment the appearance of a physical patient representation and to simulate realistic physical movements
  • Supports a diversity of races/ethnicities and disorders
  • Usable with any video see-through head-mounted display (VST-HMD) or similar augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), or mixed reality (MR) system

Abstract
The University of Central Florida invention is an approach that allows virtual overlays for manikins that enable realistic movement and a diversity of races/ethnicities and disorders while still providing physical contact. The innovation can be used to enhance any physical full-body patient simulator, manikin/mannequin, figure, doll, or other patient representation by using any video see-through head-mounted display (VST-HMD) or similar augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), or mixed reality (MR) system to augment the appearance of the physical patient representation. It can also simulate physical movements, aspects, and behaviors that the physical patient representation cannot do on its own, while also affording the ability to touch the representation. For the healthcare domain, these enhancements offer several benefits, such as improved learning, training, mentoring, practice, and/or case planning. Other areas, including biology education, clothing retail, and any service or activity involving human representations may benefit from the invention.

Partnering Opportunity

The research team is seeking partners for licensing and/or research collaboration.

Stage of Development

Prototype available.