The uses of augmented reality (AR) are endless, but it is usually a way for users to experience an alternative world that doesn’t usually turn into reality, however AR can be a great tool to look into what would happen if it were reality. ILLUSIO, a new medical software company, has designed a way in which users can imagine plastic surgery outcomes on an iPad device.
Using AR to combine the patient in real time with a lifelike 3D visualisation, ILLUSIO produces images that surgeons can manipulate to replicate what the patient wants, whether it be their face or body. The software uses virtual models to apply patients’ characteristics, and the user can see the complete transformation while turning side to side, checking the size and shape of what the surgeon creates.
Ethan Winner, CEO of ILLUSIO, said in a press release: “We are thrilled to finally be in a position to offer our imaging system to plastic surgeons across the country. There has always been a need for patients and their surgeons to better communicate with one another. With ILLUSIO they can share the same exact image of the outcome of aesthetic surgery. Patients will no longer have to rely on before and after pictures of other patients. They can now simply see themselves.”
ILLUSIO will be showcasing at the largest plastic surgery conference, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) Aesthetic Meeting in Las Vegas for three days, 4th – 6th April.
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