This augmented reality mobile app is intended to show a future direction for personalized medical records. A user-owned gown carries that patient medical history, including imaging information such as MRIs, CT Scans, X-rays and others. The medical information is correlated to the patient’s body and can be explored through an AR-enabled device.
The intent of this application is to investigate how to use these techniques to improve care-giver patient interactions as well as aid diagnostics and treatment planning. The Augmented Reality Medical Gown makes use of Vuforia target markers either as part of the printed pattern or attached separately to enable the overlaying of content specific imagery directly on to the patient’s body using the Unity game engine. When viewed through a camera equipped mobile device such as a tablet, smartphone, or Augmented Reality headset, patient data, can be visualized directly where the affected area is.
These visual aids can help patients and doctors understand conditions and how a possible treatment will improve it. Additionally, care givers can review imagery such as X-Ray, MRI, or CT scans collected as part of the diagnostic process in the context of the patient. The Augmented Reality Gown can enhance understanding of an individual patient’s condition and reduce the risk of associating the wrong imagery with a patient.