At the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) conference of 2022 we not only showed an updated version of the Azurion simulation we made for the RSNA of 2021 but we also added a second simulation based on the same principles. These simulations are not only very successful they also significantly reduce the cost of attending these conferences as it is no longer necessary to ship and install actual systems.
A quick update on the progress of the CAVE. A permanent CAVE has now been created at the Philips Experience Lab.
For the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference of 2021 we created a simulation of the new integrated multi-modality viewing and control Azurion systems which automatically integrates the imaging data from multiple sources. The “control room” uses the actual control devices and the “examination room” is simulated on a large LED-screen allowing the user to experience a number of clinical scenarios.
Created a POC (proof of concept) of a VR CAVE using UNICave, Unity, a collection of projectors and PCs. The CAVE consisted of 3 walls and a ceiling using a VIVE controller to allow interaction with the VR environment. POC was successful. A dedicated set of projectors an PCs is now on order. Will be continued in 2021 as there’s also some construction work that will need to be done in order to give the CAVE a permanent place in the building.
For the Arab Health 2020 conference in Dubai Philips created a Mixed Reality presentation as an attention grabber to pull in the crowds onto the exhibition stand. It consisted of a large interactive TV monitor mounted horizontally. A 3D printed model of an optimized cardiology department and 4 iPads.
The TV monitor showed a presentation demonstrating the optimized workflow path for patient and staff as they go about their business in the department as well as other statistics relevant to improved efficiency and patient throughput.
On the iPad visitors could select either one of the virtual patients or staff members. They could then follow the little 3D characters as they made their way around the model on top of the monitor and follow their visit or daily routine in the cardiology department.