Demo Hour


Issue: XXIV.6 November + December 2017
Page: 8
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Maurício Sousa, Daniel Mendes, Soraia Paulo, Nuno Matela, Joaquim Jorge, Daniel Simões Lopes

Reading-room conditions such as illumination, ambient light, and display luminance play an important role in how radiologists analyze and interpret images. Indeed, serious diagnostic errors can appear when observing images through everyday monitors. Typically these occur whenever professionals are ill positioned with respect to the display, or when they visualize images under improper light and luminance conditions. VRRRRoom combines immersive HMDs with interactive surfaces to support radiologists in analyzing medical images and formulating diagnostics. In this project, we show that virtual reality is a viable, portable, and cost-efficient option that can assist radiodiagnostics by considerably diminishing the effects of unsuitable ambient conditions.

Sousa, M., Mendes, D., Paulo, S., Matela, N., Jorge, J., and Simões Lopes, D. VRRRRoom: Virtual reality for radiologists in the reading room. Proc. of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, New York, 2017;

Mauricio Sousa, Daniel Mendes, Soraia Paulo, Nuno Matela, Joaquim Jorge, and Daniel Simões Lopes, Universidade de Lisboa

ins03.gif Virtual desk and rendered medical volume.
ins04.gif The system combines virtual reality and desktop touch interactions to aid radiodiagnostics and cancel out improper light and luminance conditions.