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Deformable Augmented Reality for Navigation in Surgery

Despite the improvements in surgical techniques and tools, some surgical interventions remain very challenging. This is the case of the abdominal minimally invasive surgery where both the haptic and visual feedbacks are limited since only a partial view of the organ surface is visible through the endoscopic camera. Moreover, due to the pneumoperitoneum the abdominal organs undergo important deformations when compared to the initial shape available from the pre-operative CT or MRI scans. Nonetheless, correct identification of internal structures (vessels, tumors) remains the crucial aspect of the intervention.  
I've contributed to the methods developed by Inria team Mimesis. The goal is to employ a real-time finite element model of liver reconstructed from the pre-operative data to augment the intra-operative view.