New medical augmented reality tech lets doctors ‘see’ under your skin

Image credit: University of Alberta

It sounds like the stuff of science fiction: an augmented reality program that can look through your skin and show doctors what’s ailing you.

But that’s essentially the idea behind the new ProjectDR, which was developed by two graduates of the University of Alberta in Canada, reports CBC News.

Thing is, it’s not really looking through your skin; instead, ProjectDR uses medical images from sources such as CT scans and lines them up with the patient’s physical body while the doctor looks at them.

A little unfortunately, it doesn’t use a device like the Microsoft HoloLens; instead, P…
TechRadar – World of tech

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