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Digital 3D eye model to assist learning and collaboration

Researchers from LV Prasad Eye Institute developed the Holo Eye Anatomy module by incorporating 3D, mixed reality, and holographic technologies into one device. The resulting sophisticated wearable device let doctors see the human eye anatomy in 3D.{{quote-A:R-W:450-I:2-Q:“Human eye anatomy can be studied in greater detail with the learning made more experiential. It is a multi-disciplinary collaboration that brought together individuals from different disciplines to build a solution of the Holo Eye Anatomy.”-WHO:Dr Anthony Vipin Das, Ophthalmologist, Team Principal and Chief Architect of eyeSmart R}}“At LVPEI, our vision is to reconcile excellence with equity. As we incorporate more and more technological tools, we hope that our education and research efforts can be significantly enhanced both qualitatively and quantitatively,” institute founder and chair Dr Gullapalli Rao said.The process of developing the device started at the institute’s Srujana Centre for Innovation with a graphic-artist’s rendering of eye models, which were then coded into the device and projected into the air through a holographic lens. The platform is expected to enhance learning and research for resident practitioners, clinicians, and allied personnel in healthcare.“It is exciting to see the way in which concepts can be understood in a new dimension. Learning is made more experiential, enabling us to holistically study the cornea and also split individual parts to the component layers to study th in detail,” Srujana Centre director Dr Virender Sangwan said.Aside from the training benefits, developers say the mixed reality platform will also greatly assist with patient education as it will allow th interact with the 3D eye model in real time.“Human eye anatomy can be studied in greater detail with the learning made more experiential,” project lead Dr Anthony Vipin Das said.“It is a multi-disciplinary collaboration that brought together individuals from different disciplines to build a solution of the Holo Eye Anatomy.”Vipin Das added that it would significantly help researchers to collaborate rotely in real time.